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Wergeland, Henrik Arnold Thaulow

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Born: 1808 AD
Died: 1845 AD, at 37 years of age.

Nationality: Norwegian
Categories: Poets

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1808 - Born in June 17th in Kristiansand, Norway. Norwegian poet, playwright, and patriot, symbol of Norway's independence.

1817 - He became a Protestant minister at Eidsvoll, where the convention had been held.

1825 - Wergeland entered the University of Christiania (now Oslo), where he studied theology, history and botany.

1829 - He graduated with a degree in theology and then started his career as a free-lance writer.

1830 - He is best known for his poetry, notably his Creation epic, Skabelsen, Mennesket, og Messias (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah), and for such narrative poems as Den Engelske Lods (The English Pilot).

1839 - Wergeland married Amalie Bekkenvold and next year he was appointed an archivist in government service.

1845 - Died on July 12th.

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