Ludvig Holberg
#2319 Overall Influence

Ludvig Holberg

Danish-Norwegian writer, philosopher and historian

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Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg 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. He is best known for the comedies he wrote in 1722–1723 for the Lille Grønnegade Theatre in Copenhagen. Holberg’s works about natural and common law were widely read by many Danish law students over two hundred years, from 1736 to 1936.

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University of Copenhagen

Public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark

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    #623 World Rank
    Literature
    #803 World Rank
    History
    #1879 World Rank
    Philosophy