Famous Danish Poets

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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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Tove Ditlevsen
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Birthdate: December 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 7, 1976
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Piet Hein
(Polymath)
Piet Hein
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Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 17, 1996

Piet Hein was a Danish polymath. He was an expert in mathematics and was also an inventor, designer, and writer. He studied at the University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark. He joined the Danish resistance movement when the Germans invaded Denmark. In his later years, he invented the Soma cube and devised the games of Hex and Tower.   

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Yahya Hassan
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Birthdate: May 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: April 29, 2020
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Jorgen Leth
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Birthdate: June 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
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Jens Peter Jacobsen
(Danish Novelist, Poet, and Scientist)
Jens Peter Jacobsen
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Birthdate: April 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1885

Danish author Jens Peter Jacobsen is remembered for pioneering the Naturalist mode of writing in Danish literature. While he initially translated some of Charles Darwin’s works, he later penned novels such as Marie Grubbe: A Lady of the Seventeenth Century. He is also known for his poems, which were released posthumously.

Adam Oehlenschläger
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Birthdate: November 14, 1779
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1850
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Karl Adolph Gjellerup
(Former Poet, novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917)
Karl Adolph Gjellerup
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Birthdate: June 2, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roholte, Denmark
Died: October 11, 1919
Inger Christensen
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Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: January 2, 2009
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Holger Drachmann
(Danish Poet and Dramatist Famous for His Lyrical Poetry)
Holger Drachmann
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Birthdate: October 9, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1908

Holger Drachmann was a Danish poet, dramatist, and painter. Artistically inclined from a young age, he chose to pursue painting professionally. He also composed poems and staged semi-poetic performances. He focused on writing for many years before returning to art, often painting pictures of ships and the sea.  His relationship with multiple women made him a controversial figure. 

Steen Steensen Blicher
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Birthdate: October 11, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vium, Denmark
Died: March 26, 1848
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Jeppe Aakjær
(Former Poet, novelist known for writings that reflected his concern for the impoverished and for describing rural existence)
Jeppe Aakjær
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Birthdate: September 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: April 22, 1930
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Sara Omar
(Author, first internationally recognized female novelist from Kurdistan)
Sara Omar
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Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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Pia Juul
(Poet)
Pia Juul
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Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Korsør, Zealand, Denmark
Died: September 30, 2020
Bernhard Severin Ingemann
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Birthdate: March 28, 1789
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Falster, Denmark
Died: February 24, 1862
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Thomas Kingo
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Birthdate: December 15, 1634
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slangerup, Denmark
Died: October 14, 1703
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Naja Marie Aidt
(Danish-language poet and writer)
Naja Marie Aidt
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Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aasiaat, Greenland
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Johannes Jørgensen
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Birthdate: November 6, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Svendborg, Denmark
Died: May 29, 1956
Johan Ludvig Heiberg
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Birthdate: December 14, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: August 25, 1860

Danish author Johan Ludvig Heiberg was one of the most prominent figures of the Danish Romantic school. He was also a pioneer of Hegelianism and vaudeville in Denmark. Om Vaudevillen remains one of his best-known works. He also taught Danish at the University of Kiel. His satirical works, however, made him unpopular.

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Poul Martin Møller
(Danish Novelist and Poet)
Poul Martin Møller
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Birthdate: March 21, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uldum, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1838

Poul Martin Møller was a Danish academic, poet, and writer. Møller gained recognition for his poetry during his lifetime. After his death, many of his philosophical and fiction writings were published and were received well as well. Poul Martin Møller is perhaps best remembered for mentoring Søren Kierkegaard at the University of Copenhagen where he was serving as a professor.

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Gustav Wied
(Writer)
Gustav Wied
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Birthdate: March 6, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Branderslev, Denmark
Died: October 24, 1914
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Halfdan Rasmussen
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Birthdate: January 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Christianshavn, Denmark
Died: March 2, 2002
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Henrik Hertz
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Birthdate: August 25, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 25, 1870
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Tom Kristensen
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Birthdate: August 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 2, 1974
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Jens Baggesen
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Birthdate: February 15, 1764
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Korsør, Denmark
Died: October 3, 1826
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Johannes Ewald
(Dramatist)
Johannes Ewald
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Birthdate: November 18, 1743
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 17, 1781
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Martin A. Hansen
(Danish author)
Martin A. Hansen
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Birthdate: August 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Strøby, Denmark
Died: June 27, 1955
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Sophus Claussen
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Birthdate: September 12, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helletoft, Denmark
Died: April 11, 1931
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Jens Fink-Jensen
(Poet, Author, & Photographer)
Jens Fink-Jensen
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Birthdate: December 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik Paludan-Müller
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Birthdate: February 7, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kerteminde, Denmark
Died: December 28, 1876
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Carsten Hauch
(Danish Poet, Dramatist, and Novelist)
Carsten Hauch
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Birthdate: May 12, 1790
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halden, Norway
Died: March 4, 1872

Carsten Hauch was a Danish poet, novelist, and dramatist. Although he had the option to quit writing when his works were attacked and criticized and focus solely on the study of science—he had a doctors degree in zoology—Carsten Hauch chose not to give up writing and went on to establish himself as a well-known novelist and dramatist.

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Morten Nielsen
(Poet)
Morten Nielsen
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Birthdate: January 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ålborg, Denmark
Died: August 29, 1944