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 82,156 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Karl Adolph Gjellerup is the 239th most popular writer (down from 231st in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 16th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Danish 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 239 out of 5,794Before him are Wisława Szymborska, Anacreon, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Bartolomé de las Casas, Guillaume de Machaut, and William Golding. After him are Christine de Pizan, Prosper Mérimée, Philip K. Dick, Alphonse Daudet, Sallust, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Among people born in 1857, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 9Before him are Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Edward Elgar, Joseph Conrad, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, Alfonso XII of Spain, Ruggero Leoncavallo, William Howard Taft, and Alfred Binet. Among people deceased in 1919, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 7Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, Karl Liebknecht, and Emiliano Zapata. After him are Emil Fischer, Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, and William Crookes.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 22 out of 783Before him are Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Karen Blixen (1885), Saxo Grammaticus (1150), Ubba (1000), Christian II of Denmark (1481), and Sweyn Forkbeard (960). After him are Lili Elbe (1882), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Hjalmar Schacht (1877), Alexandra of Denmark (1844), Harald Bluetooth (935), and Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Karl Adolph Gjellerup ranks 4Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Sigrid Undset (1882), and Karen Blixen (1885). After him are Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Sven Hassel (1917), Georg Brandes (1842), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), and Martin Andersen Nexø (1869).