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Jens Baggesen (1764–1826)

Baggessen, Jens (bäg’e-sen). A noted Danish poet; born at Korsör, Zealand, Feb. 15, 1764; died in Hamburg, Oct. 3, 1826. He became involved in a great literary feud with Oehlenschläger. His first poetic effort, ‘Comic Tales’ (1785), at once attracted attention; but ‘The Labyrinth’ (1792), afterwards entitled ‘Wanderings of a Poet,’ a description of his traveling impressions, equally distinguished for its overflowing humor and finished style, is his most important work, a landmark in Danish prose literature. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).