Ludvig Holberg

1684 - 1754

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Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg (3 December 1684 – 28 January 1754) was a writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright born in Bergen, Norway, during the time of the Dano-Norwegian dual monarchy. He was influenced by Humanism, the Enlightenment and the Baroque. Holberg is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludvig Holberg has received more than 164,129 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ludvig Holberg is the 495th most popular writer (down from 413th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Norway (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Norwegian Writer.

Ludvig Holberg is most famous for his satirical comedies.

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Among writers, Ludvig Holberg ranks 495 out of 5,794Before him are Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, Washington Irving, Saint-John Perse, Robert A. Heinlein, and Jules Michelet. After him are George Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, D. H. Lawrence, Octavio Paz, Muhammad Iqbal, and Frank Herbert.

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Among people born in 1684, Ludvig Holberg ranks 3Before him are Catherine I of Russia and Jean-Antoine Watteau. After him are Maria Barbara Bach, Tokugawa Yoshimune, Francesco Durante, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Johann Gottfried Walther, Edward Vernon, Jean Astruc, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, and Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle. Among people deceased in 1754, Ludvig Holberg ranks 4Before him are Mahmud I, Christian Wolff, and Abraham de Moivre. After him are Henry Fielding, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Jacopo Riccati, Henry Pelham, Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este, Edward Cave, and Wu Jingzi.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ludvig Holberg ranks 32 out of 735Before him are Sonja Henie (1912), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841), and Haakon the Good (918). After him are Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Sigurd the Crusader (1090), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Magnus the Good (1024), Sverre of Norway (1145), and Ragnar Frisch (1895).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Ludvig Holberg ranks 6Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Knut Hamsun (1859), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Jo Nesbø (1960), and Jostein Gaarder (1952). After him are Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Alexander Kielland (1849).