Strindberg was born to a family of Carl Oscar Strindberg (a shipping agent) and Eleonora Ulrika Norling (a serving-maid). He was their third son who managed to survive. At the age of 7 Strindberg moved to Norrtullsgatan, Northern, almost-rural, periphery of the city. A year later the family moved to the suburbs of Sabbatsberg, where they lived for three years before they went back to Norrtullsgatan. Strindberg went to school in Klara for four years. This experience influenced greatly his adult life.Mother's death influenced his vision of the idealised maternal figure and the feeling of loss. Less than a year after her death, his father married another woman.