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Jeppe Aakjaer

Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1930 AD
Nationality: Danish
Categories: Novelists, Poets

1886 – At the age of 20, he was sent to jail for speaking freely about his concerns, which the local government officials did not care for.

1899 – He wrote the novel "Bondens Son" ("The Peasant’s Son").

1904 – He wrote the novel "Vredens Born" ("Children of Wrath") which reveal his staunch social commitment.

1915 – He wrote the novel "Jens Langkniv", about a Danish highwayman becoming a guerrilla fighter against the Germans in the 1600s. Among his best known are the beloved Jeg er Havren ("I am the Oats"), Jens Vejmand, a tribute to the worn-out roadmender; Jutland (Engl. transl. by J. A. Peehl) and Historiens Sang ("The Song of History"). But also as a lyric he often shows himself an agitator writing battle songs for the working class.

1930 – He died in his farm on the 22nd of April in the year of 1930.