Christen Mikkelsen Kold (sometimes spelled Kristen or Cristen; 29 March 1816 — 6 April 1870) was a Danish teacher, notable for creating the Danish Folk high school system, for non-degree education of adults.
Kold was born in Thisted, Jutland.
Unsatisfied with the education system of Denmark at the time, he founded a school in Ryslinge in 1851, which later became a model for the folk high-school system.
His work has to be seen in context with that of N.
He associated with Morten Eskesen.Kold died in Dalum, Funen.