N. F. S. Grundtvig

1783 - 1872

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Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (Danish: [ˈne̝koˌlɑjˀ ˈfʁeðˀˌʁek ˈse̝vəˌʁiˀn ˈkʁɔntvi]; 8 September 1783 – 2 September 1872), most often referred to as N. F. S. Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician. He was one of the most influential people in Danish history, as his philosophy gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of the 19th century. It was steeped in the national literature and supported by deep spirituality.Grundtvig holds a unique position in the cultural history of his country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of N. F. S. Grundtvig has received more than 158,733 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). N. F. S. Grundtvig is the 1,067th most popular writer (down from 1,040th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 116th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Danish Writer.

N. F. S. Grundtvig was a Danish theologian and poet who is most famous for his hymns, which he wrote in Danish.

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Among writers, N. F. S. Grundtvig ranks 1,067 out of 5,794Before him are Max Nordau, Cai Yan, Nikolai Leskov, Dalton Trumbo, Jan Potocki, and Joan Fuster. After him are Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Arthur Hailey, Bertran de Born, Khachatur Abovian, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec.

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Among people born in 1783, N. F. S. Grundtvig ranks 10Before him are Washington Irving, Agustín de Iturbide, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Hugh Glass, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, and Vasily Zhukovsky. After him are Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Friedrich Sertürner, Catharina of Württemberg, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, François Magendie, and Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1872, N. F. S. Grundtvig ranks 12Before him are Théophile Gautier, Mary Somerville, Benito Juárez, William John Macquorn Rankine, Franz Grillparzer, and William Webb Ellis. After him are Stanisław Moniuszko, Zeng Guofan, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Aleksis Kivi, George Robert Gray, and Prince Albert of Prussia.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, N. F. S. Grundtvig ranks 117 out of 783Before him are Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873), Prince George of Denmark (1653), Bille August (1948), Gudfred (800), Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891), and Peter Schmeichel (1963). After him are Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Magnus, Duke of Holstein (1540), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), S. P. L. Sørensen (1868), Wilhelm Johannsen (1857), and Valdemar III of Denmark (1314).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, N. F. S. Grundtvig ranks 11Before him are Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Sven Hassel (1917), Georg Brandes (1842), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), and Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950). After him are Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), Aksel Sandemose (1899), Ole Nydahl (1941), Adam Oehlenschläger (1779), Cecil Bødker (1927), and Leonora Christina Ulfeldt (1621).