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Ibsen, Henrik(Encyclopedia)Ibsen, Henrik hn´rk b´sn [key], 1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet. His early years were lonely and miserable. Distressed by the consequences of his family's financial ruin and on his...
Austråt(Encyclopedia)Austråt oust´rôt [key], castle at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord, central Norway. It was built (1611–74) by Ove Bjelke, chancellor of the kingdom. It is the setting of Henrik Ibsen's historic p...
Archer, William(Encyclopedia)Archer, William, 1856–1924, English author, critic, and translator, b. Scotland. Throughout his life he worked as drama critic on several London newspapers. He influenced the direction of English an...
Jones, Henry Arthur(Encyclopedia)Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851–1929, English playwright. His reputation was first established with the melodrama The Silver King (with Henry Herman; 1882). Strongly influenced by the great Norwegian play...
Pontoppidan, Henrik(Encyclopedia)Pontoppidan, Henrik hn´rk pôntô´pdän [key], 1857–1943, Danish novelist. He shared the 1917 Nobel Prize in Literature with Karl Gjellerup. Pontoppidan devoted himself to engineering, journ...
Wergeland, Henrik(Encyclopedia)Wergeland, Henrik hn´rk vr´glän [key], 1808–45, Norwegian writer and patriot. A champion of liberty, democracy, and international cooperation, he worked zealously for popular education an...
Dam, Henrik(Encyclopedia)Dam, Henrik hn´rk däm [key], 1895–1976, Danish biochemist. He identified vitamin K in 1934 and later investigated the role of vitamin E in nutrition. The 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medi...
Harpestreng, Henrik(Encyclopedia)Harpestreng, Henrik, or Henricus Dacus, d. 1244, Danish herbalist and medical writer. He probably studied at the medical school in Salerno, and was a canon at Roskilde Cathedral, then Denmark's eccles...
Jørgensen, Anker Henrik(Encyclopedia)Jørgensen, Anker Henrik, 1922–2016, Danish political leader, prime minister of Denmark (1972–73, 1975–82), b. Copenhagen. A trade union leader and a member of the Social Democratic party (SDP),...
Koivisto, Mauno Henrik(Encyclopedia)Koivisto, Mauno Henrik mou´n hn´rk koi´vst [key], 1923–2017, Finnish politician. He was director of the Helsinki Workers' Savings Bank (1959–68) and then governor of the Bank of Finla...
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