Henrik Ibsen

1828 - 1906

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (; Norwegian: [ˈhɛ̀nrɪk ˈɪ̀psn̩]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henrik Ibsen has received more than 1,870,345 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Henrik Ibsen ranks 37 out of 4,883Before him are Alexandre Dumas, Giovanni Boccaccio, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Stendhal, and Marcel Proust. After him are George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, Hermann Hesse, and Oscar Wilde.

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Among people born in 1828, Henrik Ibsen ranks 3Before him are Leo Tolstoy and Jules Verne. After him are Henry Dunant, Saigō Takamori, Hippolyte Taine, Rani of Jhansi, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Randal Cremer, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and John Langdon Down. Among people deceased in 1906, Henrik Ibsen ranks 2Before him is Paul Cézanne. After him are Pierre Curie, Ludwig Boltzmann, Christian IX of Denmark, Archduke Otto of Austria, Élie Ducommun, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Anton Arensky, Georgy Gapon, and Mihály Zichy.

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Among people born in Norway, Henrik Ibsen ranks 3 out of 508Before him are Edvard Munch (1863) and Roald Amundsen (1872). After him are Edvard Grieg (1843), Knut Hamsun (1859), Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Rollo (846), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), and Erik the Red (950).