N. F. S. Grundtvig

Pastor, Author

1783 – 1872

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Who was N. F. S. Grundtvig?

Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig, most often referred to as simply NFS Grundtvig or just Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher, and politician. He was one of the most influential people in Danish history, as his philosophy gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of the 19th century. He married thrice, lastly in his seventy-sixth year.

Grundtvig and his followers are credited with being very influential in the formulation of modern Danish national consciousness. It was steeped in the national literature and supported by deep spirituality.

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Born
Sep 8, 1783
Vordingborg Municipality
Also known as
  • N.F.S. Grundtvig
  • Grundtvig, Nikolaj Frederik Severin
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession
Education
  • University of Copenhagen
Died
Sep 2, 1872
Copenhagen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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