Karl Adolph Gjellerup

1857 - 1919

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Karl Adolph Gjellerup (2 June 1857 – 11 October 1919) was a Danish poet and novelist who together with his compatriot Henrik Pontoppidan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917. He is associated with the Modern Breakthrough period of Scandinavian literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Adolph Gjellerup has received more than 93,083 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Karl Adolph Gjellerup is the 165th most popular writer (up from 239th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Writer.

Gjellerup was a Danish poet and novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917.

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Among writers, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 165 out of 5,755Before him are Fernando Pessoa, Menander, Novalis, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Lucian, and Naguib Mahfouz. After him are Khalil Gibran, Ivan Turgenev, Anacreon, Frank Herbert, Janusz Korczak, and Stanisław Lem.

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Among people born in 1857, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 8Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Joseph Conrad, and Edward Elgar. After him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Alfred Binet. Among people deceased in 1919, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 5Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ernst Haeckel. After him are Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, Alfred Werner, Emiliano Zapata, Gojong of Korea, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Andrew Carnegie.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 10 out of 893Before him are Niels Bohr (1885), Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Ivar the Boneless (900), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), and Ole Rømer (1644). After him are Cnut the Great (995), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Lili Elbe (1882), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 2Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805). After him are Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), 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).