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Ludwig Holberg

Author Code: NLHX

Born: Dec. 3, 1684 - Bergen, Norway

Died: Jan. 28, 1754 - Copenhagen, Denmark

An orphan child, Holberg lived with relatives in Bergen until the fire of 1702. Educated at the University of Copenhagen, Holberg visited Holland after graduating in 1704 and traveled to London in 1706. He then studied at Oxford for two years. Back in Denmark, he published Introduction to the History of Leading European Nations in 1711. On the basis of this work he was awarded a royal grant, which allowed him to travel further and study. In 1714, he again travelled throughout western Europe, returning to Denmark in 1716. He then published Introduction to Nature and the Law of Man. In 1717, he was appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen and in 1720 achieved the chair of public eloquence. The complete Enlightenment man, Holberg then turned his talents to writing comedies using the pseudonym, Hans Mikkelsen. He produced a serial epic, Peder Paars, in 1719 and when the first Danish-language theatre opened in Copenhagen in 1722, Holberg was its greatest contributor. Indeed, he became known as "the Moliere of the North". His comedies are timeless and are still performed today. Some of the best-known include Jeppe on the Hill, Erasmus Montanus, Ulysses of Ithaca and Political Tinker. When the theatre was closed in 1727, the final performance was of Holberg's Funeral of Danish Comedy. In 1747, Holberg was named a baron. Holberg was a prolific writer and produced numerous plays, biographies, essays, fables and histories and is undoubtedly the father of Danish literature. His performed comedies and some additional plays were collected and published in 1731.

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NLHX005 Captain Bombastes Thunderton [Play] 1724 44 254k eBook Download PDF - 'Captain Bombastes Thunderton [Play]' (NLHX005) Find a printed copy of Captain Bombastes Thunderton [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX001 Erasmus Montanus [Play] 1728 64 323k eBook Download PDF - 'Erasmus Montanus [Play]' (NLHX001) Find a printed copy of Erasmus Montanus [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX004 Henry and Pernilla [Play] 1724 64 302k eBook Download PDF - 'Henry and Pernilla [Play]' (NLHX004) Find a printed copy of Henry and Pernilla [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX003 Jeppe of the Hill [Play] 1722 51 300k eBook Download PDF - 'Jeppe of the Hill [Play]' (NLHX003) Find a printed copy of Jeppe of the Hill [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX007 Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground [Illustrated] 1741 69 3072k eBook Download PDF - 'Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground [Illustrated]' (NLHX007) Find a printed copy of Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground [Illustrated] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX002 The Political Tinker [Play] 1722 66 342k eBook Download PDF - 'The Political Tinker [Play]' (NLHX002) Find a printed copy of The Political Tinker [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks
NLHX006 Scatterbrains [Play] 1726 78 344k eBook Download PDF - 'Scatterbrains [Play]' (NLHX006) Find a printed copy of Scatterbrains [Play] by Ludwig Holberg at AbeBooks

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