Christian Hviid Bredahl

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Christian Hviid Bredahl

Christian Hviid Bredahl (* 1784 ; † 1860 ) was a Danish writer .


Bredahl was a classmate of the later writer Bernhard Severin Ingemann at the high school in Slagelse . At 17 Berdahl 1801 went to Copenhagen and started at the local university to study. After some time he broke off this course and devoted himself to agriculture.

At the age of forty, Brehdahl retired to a small country estate, which he also managed himself, near Sorø . As an (almost) self-sufficient farmer, he lived there very frugally until the end of his life. In 1819 Bredahl made his debut with his debut "Dramtiske Scener".

Bredahl died in 1860 at the age of about 76.

In his entire literary work, Bredahl addressed his view of life: the love of nature. He had already found his form in his first work and remained true to its content and style. According to Bredahl's own admission, the tragedies of William Shakespeare had a lasting influence on him.

In his “political” writings, Bredahl showed himself to be an opponent of romanticism ( Adam Oehlenschläger and his circle) and realism ( Thomasine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd ). As an advocate of the Enlightenment, Bredahl was an admirer of the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and, as a Deist, raved about a “pure nature” and rejected the influence of humans.


New edition:

  • Ole Ravn (Ed.): Christian Hviid Bredahl's "Dramatiske Scener". Copenhagen 1977. Studier fra sprog- og oldtidsforskning; 291. ISBN 87-12-83844-6

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