Soren Kierkegaard

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Birthday
5, 1813
Birthplace
Copenhagen, Denmark
Death Date
Nov 11, 1855 (42)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1813
Birthplace
Copenhagen, Denmark
Death Date
Nov 11, 1855 (42)

About

Danish existentialist philosopher, poet, and theologian known for works such as Either/Or and Fear and Trembling.

Before Fame

He was born into a wealthy Copenhagen family and became a theology student at the University of Copenhagen.

Trivia

He frequently wrote under pseudonyms. And it was said his schedule was so consistent that the townsfolk could know the hour of the day by when they saw him about town.

Family Life

He fell in love with Regine Olsen, but he broke off their engagement before the two could be married.

Associated With

His work deeply affected the ideas of 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.