Hans Peter Holst

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Hans Peter Holst (* 22. October 1811 in Copenhagen , † 2. June 1893 ) was a Danish poet and novel writer .

Hans Peter Holst


Holst first made himself acquainted with Frederik Paludan-Müller by answering a poetic prize assignment (1832) , but only aroused general attention through the poem he wrote on the death of Frederick VI. wrote in his honor. Later, both as a poet and as a translator, he lived up to the hopes placed in him. He succeeded best in song and romance, namely his cycle Den lille Hornblaser , a popular poetry that deals with episodes from the war from 1848 to 1850. He masters the form with tremendous ease; His prose in novels and drama is also extremely well chosen. On the other hand, it lacks actual originality. He was the founder of the magazine For Romantik og Historie (1868 ff.). Holst was a teacher at the cadet academy from 1836 to 1861, edited the Berlingske Tidende for a few years and became dramaturge at the royal theater in 1875 .


  • Udvalgte Digte (1873)
  • Stories in verse: Fra min Ungdom ( From my youth , 2nd ed. 1874)
  • Romantic drama Gioacchino (1844)
  • Noveller (1834)
  • Sicilian Sketch (1852)
  • Travel pictures Ude og Hjemme


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