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Famous Poets from Denmark

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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.

Use this list of renowned Danish poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (11 items)
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Jakob Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Jakob Christian Lindberg Knudsen was a Danish writer, educator and clergyman. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 59 (1858-1917)

Jeppe Aakjær is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Jeppe Aakjær (born in Fly, Jutland on 10 September 1866 – died in Jenle, 22 (23) April 1930) was a Danish poet and novelist, a member of the 'Jutland Movement' in Danish literature". A regionalist, much of his writings were about his native Jutland. He was known for writings that reflected his concern for the impoverished and for describing rural existence. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1866-1930)

Birthplace: Denmark

Karl Adolph Gjellerup is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Karl Adolph Gjellerup (2 June 1857 – 13 October 1919) was a Danish poet and novelist who together with his compatriot Henrik Pontoppidan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917. He belonged to the Modern Break-Through. He occasionally used the pseudonym Epigonos. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1857-1919)

Birthplace: Roholte

Per Kirkeby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poets from Denmark
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Per Kirkeby (1 September 1938 – 9 May 2018) was a Danish painter, poet, film maker and sculptor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark