Henrik Wergeland, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henrik Wergeland

Norwegian writer (poetry, drama, prose)

Date of Birth: 17-Jun-1808

Place of Birth: Kristiansand, Southern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 12-Jul-1845

Profession: writer, poet, historian, playwright, archivist, theologian, journalist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Henrik Wergeland

  • Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist.
  • He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.Though Wergeland only lived to be 37, his range of pursuits covered literature, theology, history, contemporary politics, social issues, and science.
  • His views were controversial in his time, and his literary style was variously denounced as subversive.

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