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Bjørner, Sigurd and Anna Larssen
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The Bjørners were pioneers of the Pentecostal movement in Denmark and contributed to the spread of the Apostolic Church in Europe. Anna’s fame as a former actress drew international attention to the early Pentecostal movement.

Anna Larssen Bjørner (1875–1955; née: Halberg) was born into a cosmopolitan family in Copenhagen with strong connections to the theatre. Anna made her theatrical debut at the age of seven and was soon recognized as a consummate talent. Her father died in 1888 and her mother subsequently sought comfort in th…

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Christensen, Nikolaj, “Bjørner, Sigurd and Anna Larssen”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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