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Niels Mathias Petersen (1791–1862)

Petersen, Niels Mathias (pā’der-sen). A Danish historian and philologist; born at Sanderum in the island of Fünen, Oct. 24, 1791; died at Copenhagen, May 11, 1862. He was appointed professor of Norse languages in the University of Copenhagen in 1845. Among his numerous works are: ‘History of the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Languages’ (2 vols., 1829–30); ‘History of Denmark in Heathenism’ (3 vols., 2d 3d. 1854); ‘Norse Mythology’ (2d. ed. 1862); ‘History of Danish Literature’ (5 vols., 2d ed. 1867–71).