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Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1813–1882)

Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen (mō’e). A distinguished Norwegian poet and folk-lorist; born in the district of Ringerike, 1813; died at Christiansand, 1882. He became bishop of Christiansand in 1875. The influence on Norwegian language, literature, and art, of the popular fairy tales collected at great pains by him can hardly be exaggerated. He wrote: ‘Digte’ (Poems: 2d ed. 1856); ‘In the Well and in the Tarn’ (1851), stories for children; ‘Norwegian Folk-Tales’ (5th ed. 1874); English translation as ‘Popular Tales from the Norse’ by Dasent (3d ed. 1888), with P. C. Asbjörnsen; etc.