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Johann Ludvig Heiberg (1791–1860)

Heiberg, Johann Ludvig. An eminent Danish poet and critic, son of Peter Andreas; born in Copenhagen, Dec. 14, 1791; died at Bonderup, Seeland, Aug. 25, 1860. His first literary training was received from his father, whose widow became Baroness Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd. His early attempts in literature were as an exponent of the philosophical system of Hegel. He then turned to play-writing: ‘King Solomon and the Hatter’ and ‘April Fools’ were extremely successful, the latter still popular. “He was long the undisputed lawgiver of the Danish Parnassus.”