Adam Oehlenschläger (Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Oehlenschlager) 14.11.1779-20.01.1850

Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger was a Danish poet and playwright. He introduced romanticism into Danish literature.

He was born in Vesterbro, then a suburb of Copenhagen, on 14 November 1779. His father, a Schleswiger by birth, was at that time organist, and later became keeper, of the royal palace of Frederiksberg; he was a very brisk and cheerful man. The poet's mother, on the other hand, who was partly German by extraction, suffered from depression, which afterwards deepened into melancholy madness...

Further information found at Oehlenschläger's Wikipedia page.


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