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Ibsen, Henrik Johan

Born: 1828 AD
Died: 1906 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Playwrights


Norwegian dramatist


wrote plays "Catilina" 1850 (under pseudonym Brynjolf Bjarme), "Brand" 1866, "Peer Gynt" 1867, "Emperor and Galilean" 1873, "A Doll's House" 1879, "Ghosts" 1881, "An Enemy of the People" 1882, "The Wild Duck" 1884, "Hedda Gabler" 1890, "The Master Builder" 1892


father of realist drama


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