Johan Skjoldborg

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Johan Skjoldborg

Johan Skjoldborg (born April 27, 1861 in Vester Hanherred near Thisted , † February 22, 1936 ) was a Danish poet and writer .


Skjoldborg was born in Vester Hanherred near Thisted in 1861 , where his father worked as a smallholder and shoemaker. His parents' house is on Bygholmvejlevej. Johan Skjoldborg worked as a teacher in the country for 20 years until he gave up this work in favor of his work as a writer and for lecture tours.

In his stories, novels, plays and lectures he campaigned for an improvement in the living conditions of farmers. His most important novel, En Stridsmand ( A Fighter ), is dedicated to small farmers.

Skjoldborg also tried his hand at small-scale farming on the Dynæs peninsula near Himmelbjerget , southeast of Silkeborg . Dynæs became a popular meeting place. Many of his popular poems and songs were written there.

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