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Bernhard Severin Ingemann

INGEMANN, Bernhard Severin. b. 28 May 1789; d. 24 February 1862. He was born in the parsonage of Thorkildstrup. His father was dean of the northern half of the Danish island of Falster. After the death of his father in 1799 Ingemann grew up in Slagelse (West Zealand), where he attended the grammar school. From 1806 to 1816 he studied at the University of Copenhagen without taking a degree (as an undergraduate he took part in the defence of Copenhagen in 1807). In 1811 Ingemann published his first volume of poems, and in the years that followed he published a number of poetic and dramatic works, which made him a favourite with the reading public and the theatre-goers of Copenhagen. In 1816,...

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