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Frederik Paludan-Müller (1809–1876)

Paludan-Müller, Frederik (päll’ö-dän-mül’ler). A Danish poet; born at Kjerteminde in the island of Fünen, Feb. 7, 1809; died at Copenhagen, Dec. 28, 1876. He wrote: ‘Love at Court’ (1832), a romantic drama; the spirited Byronesque poem ‘The Dancers’ (1833); ‘Cupid and Psyche’ (1834); ‘Trochees and Iambics’ (1837); ‘Poems’ (2 vols., 1836–38); the dramatic poems ‘Venus’ (1841); ‘Tithon’ (1844); the great satirical poem ‘The Man Adam’ (3 vols., 1841–49), his masterpiece; ‘Aeronauts and Atheists’ (1853), a versified defence of Christianity; ‘Death of Abel’; ‘Ahasuerus’; ‘Benedict of Nursia’ (1854–62). His chief prose writings are: ‘The Fountain of Youth’ (1865), and ‘Story of Ivar Lykke’ (3 vols., 1866–73). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).