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 194,498 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ludvig Holberg is the 579th most popular writer (down from 495th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Norway (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Writer.

Ludvig Holberg is most famous for his satirical comedies.

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Among writers, Ludvig Holberg ranks 579 out of 5,755Before him are Isaac Babel, Dino Buzzati, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Francisco de Quevedo, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Theodore Dreiser. After him are Ghalib, Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, Franz Werfel, and Pietro Metastasio.

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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, Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Robert Maynard, and Jean Astruc. Among people deceased in 1754, Ludvig Holberg ranks 4Before him are Mahmud I, Christian Wolff, and Abraham de Moivre. After him are Maria Anna of Austria, Henry Fielding, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Jacopo Riccati, Henry Pelham, Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este, Edward Cave, and Nicolai Eigtved.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ludvig Holberg ranks 29 out of 927Before him are Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Harald Hardrada (1015), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ragnar Frisch (1895), and Magnus the Good (1024). After him are Odd Hassel (1897), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Ivar Aasen (1813), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), and Peder Severin Krøyer (1851).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Ludvig Holberg ranks 5Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Knut Hamsun (1859), Jo Nesbø (1960), and Jostein Gaarder (1952). After him are Ivar Aasen (1813), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Alexander Kielland (1849), Kjell Askildsen (1929), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Tarjei Vesaas (1897).