Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Wergeland
Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.
Henrik Arnold Wergeland, (born June 17, 1808, Kristiansand, Norway—died July 12, 1845, Christiania [now Oslo]), Norway’s great national poet, symbol of Norway’s independence, whose humanitarian activity, revolutionary ideas, and love of freedom made him a legendary figure.
Henrik Arnold Wergeland var en norsk forfatter, samfunnsdebattant, avisredaktør og riksarkivar. Som forfatter var han svært produktiv innen en rekke sjangre, men han ble berømt for sin romantiske poesi.
Henrik Wergeland was a spokesman for those whose nationalistic pride led them, on the other hand, to demand a complete break with Denmark. Welhaven stood for a coolly intellectual approach, for restraint and control, and for conscious artistry, as his own sonnet cycle Norges dæmring (1834; “The Dawn of Norway”) exemplifies.
WERGELAND, HENRIK ARNOLD ° (1808–1845), Norwegian poet. Wergeland occupies a unique place in the cultural history of Norway as a leading figure in intellectual and national life in the 1830s and 1840s.
Henrik Wergeland  (hĕn´rĬk vĕr´gəlän), 1808–45, Norwegian writer and patriot. A champion of liberty, democracy, and international cooperation, he worked zealously for popular education and reform. His strong personality and his extreme nationalism involved him in violent controversies.
On this day in 1808, Norwegian poet, playwright, and historian Henrik Wergeland was born. Remembered as one of Norway’s foremost poets, Wergeland is often regarded as a symbol of the country’s independence. Image: Henrik Wergeland / National Library of Norway. Wergeland was born on June 16, 1808 in Kirstiansand, Norway.
Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845), poet and political activist, was the most vocal proponent of Jews’ rights in Norway. His battle bore fruits six years after his death. Danish and Swedish Jews built a monument in his honour at the graveyard Vor Frelsers gravlund in Oslo to show their gratitude.
Henrik Wergeland (1808–1845) was one of the main figures in Scandinavian Romanticism and ranks as one of Norway's greatest poets. Copublished with Thanks to Scandinavia, www.ThanksToScandinavia.org an educational an nonprofit organization .
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