Henrik Ibsen

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Birthday
20, 1828
Birthplace
Skien, Norway
Death Date
May 23, 1906 (78)
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Birthday
20, 1828
Birthplace
Skien, Norway
Death Date
May 23, 1906 (78)

About

Norwegian playwright and director who wrote Hedda Gabler, Peer Gynt, and A Doll's House. He is often called the father of realism.

Before Fame

He came from a family with a Danish shipping background, and he went to work as a merchant.

Trivia

His son was the Prime Minister of Norway.

Family Life

His parents were Knud Ibsen and Marichen Altenburg. He was married to Suzannah Ibsen from 1858 to 1906.

Associated With

He influenced fellow writer George Bernard Shaw.