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List of notable or famous poets from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Denmark and even some popular poets who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Denmark is included when available.

List features people like Viggo Mortensen, Hans Christian Andersen.

This historic poets from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Denmark?" These prominent poets of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish poets.

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Adam Oehlenschläger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger was a Danish poet and playwright. He introduced romanticism into Danish literature. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1779-1850)

Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Also Ranked

#29 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

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Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1805-1875)

Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

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#47 on The Best Writers of All Time

#27 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#13 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

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Harald Bergstedt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Harald Bergstedt was a Danish writer, novelist, playwright and a poet. Author of the genre and satire verses. His social novel Alexandersen became a satire on a bourgeois culture. His novel "Factory of the Saints" became a prototype for Yakov Protazanov's 1930 film St. Jorgen's Day — a satire on the church and its ministers' hypocrisy. Before the Second World War, he was a social democrat and was an immensely popular poet. Several still popular Danish children's songs have lyrics by Bergstedt. In 1942-1945 during the German occupation of Denmark, he worked for a Nazi newspaper in Denmark, "Fædrelandet", and in 1946 was sentenced two years in prison for "cooperation with the Nazis". In 1948, ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1877-1965)

Birthplace: Køge, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Holger Drachmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann, was a Danish poet and dramatist. He is an outstanding figure of the Modern Break-Through. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1846-1908)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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