Johan Herman Wessel

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Birthday
6, 1742
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Dec 29, 1785 (43)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1742
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Dec 29, 1785 (43)

About

Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright who is best known for his eighteenth-century satirical works. He is perhaps most famous for Smeden og Bageren (The Smith and the Baker) and Hundemordet (The Dog Murder).

Before Fame

He was a member of The Norwegian Society, a Copenhagen-based literary club.

Trivia

He mastered the genre of the epigram.

Family Life

He was the son of a Norwegian painter and was the brother of a mathematician.

Associated With

He, like Hans Christian Andersen, was a famous Scandinavian author.