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Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754)

Holberg, Ludvig (hol’berg). A Danish poet, and “father of Danish comedy”; born in Bergen, Norway, Dec. 3, 1684; died at Copenhagen, Jan. 28, 1754. He wrote: ‘Peder Paars’ (1719–20), a mock-epic poem; ‘Plutus’; ‘Ulysses of Ithaca’; ‘Melampe’; ‘The Arabian Powder’; ‘Without Head or Tail’; ‘Witchcraft’; ‘The Busy Man’; ‘The Fickle-Minded Woman’; ‘Jean de France,’ directed against the aping of French fashions; ‘The Proper Ambition’; Henrich og Pernille’; ‘The Political Pewterer,’ a satire on “labor politics”; ‘Erasmus Montanus’; ‘The Fortunate Shipwreck’; etc. He also published ‘History of the Kingdom of Denmark’; ‘Hero Stories’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).