Famous Danish Philosophers

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Soren Kierkegaard
(Religious Author Who is Considered to be the First 'Existentialist' Philosopher)
Soren Kierkegaard
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Birthdate: May 5, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1855

Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, social critic, poet, and religious author. Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard is sometimes referred to as the Father of Existentialism. He is also credited with influencing many theologians, philosophers, and writers like Paul Feyerabend, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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N. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish Bishop and Founder of 'Grundtvigianism', a Theological Movement That Revitalized the Danish Lutheran Church)
N. F. S. Grundtvig
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Birthdate: September 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: September 2, 1872

N. F. S. Grundtvig was a Danish author, pastor, poet, historian, teacher, philosopher, and politician. By the end of the 19th century, Grundtvig's philosophy had given rise to a new sense of nationalism, for which he is often counted among the most influential Danish people of all time. He is also remembered for promoting values like compassion, wisdom, and equality.

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Ludvig Holberg
(Playwright and an Author)
Ludvig Holberg
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Birthdate: December 3, 1684
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: January 28, 1754

One of the forefathers of Norwegian and Danish literature, Ludvig Holberg was a legendary literary figure of the Dano-Norwegian dual monarchy era. Initially a French tutor, he later studied music, before devoting himself to writing. His comedies earned him the nickname of The Molière of the North.

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Villy Sørensen
(Danish Short Story Writer, Philosopher and Literary Critic)
Villy Sørensen
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Birthdate: January 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 16, 2001

Villy Sørensen was a Danish philosopher, short story writer, and literary critic. He is best remembered for incorporating his philosophical ideas into his fiction, which gave rise to comparisons between him and Franz Kafka. Over the course of his illustrious career, Villy Sørensen received several prestigious awards like Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize.