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Grundtvig, Nikolaj Frederik Severin
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(Sep 8, 1783, Udby, Denmark – Sep 2, 1872, Copenhagen) was a Danish theologian, poet, historian, philologist, philosopher, educationalist and politician. Compared with his contemporaries, Hans Christian Andersen and S. Kierkegaard, Grundtvig often seemed somewhat specifically Danish; in reference to the history of his influence in “Grundtvigianism,” he has often been held in a kind of national isolation. On the other hand, it should be asserted that he did indeed shape Danish society more profoundly than any other individual (Denmark: IV), although he can on…

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Schjørring, Jens Holger, “Grundtvig, Nikolaj Frederik Severin”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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