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Henrik Pontoppidan

1857 - 1943

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Henrik Pontoppidan (24 July 1857 – 21 August 1943) was a Danish realist writer who shared with Karl Gjellerup the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 for "his authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark." Pontoppidan's novels and short stories — informed with a desire for social progress but despairing, later in his life, of its realization — present an unusually comprehensive picture of his country and his epoch. As a writer he was an interesting figure, distancing himself both from the conservative environment in which he was brought up and from his socialist contemporaries and friends. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henrik Pontoppidan has received more than 198,114 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Henrik Pontoppidan is the 258th most popular writer (up from 291st in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 29th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Danish Writer.

Henrik Pontoppidan is most famous for his novel, "Niels Lyhne."

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Among writers, Henrik Pontoppidan ranks 258 out of 5,755Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Eckhart Tolle, Isabel Allende, Bartolomé de las Casas, Halldór Laxness, and Dario Fo. After him are Frédéric Mistral, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Jaroslav Hašek, Alfonso X of Castile, and Henry Miller.

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Among people born in 1857, Henrik Pontoppidan ranks 10Before him are Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Joseph Conrad, Edward Elgar, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Eugen Bleuler. Among people deceased in 1943, Henrik Pontoppidan ranks 10Before him are Karl Landsteiner, Isoroku Yamamoto, Pieter Zeeman, Camille Claudel, Simone Weil, and Boris III of Bulgaria. After him are Theodor Eicke, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Sophie Scholl, Henri La Fontaine, Beatrix Potter, and Nikolai Vavilov.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Henrik Pontoppidan ranks 24 out of 893Before him are Gorm the Old (900), George I of Greece (1845), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian II of Denmark (1481), Hjalmar Schacht (1877), and Alexandra of Denmark (1844). After him are Christian X of Denmark (1870), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), Maria Feodorovna (1847), Saxo Grammaticus (1150), and Ubba (1000).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Henrik Pontoppidan ranks 5Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Sigrid Undset (1882), and Karen Blixen (1885). After him are Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Sven Hassel (1917), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Georg Brandes (1842), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), and Tove Ditlevsen (1917).