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  1. Ludvig, Baron. 1684–1754, Danish playwright, poet, and historian, born in Norway: considered the founder of modern Danish literature
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Examples from the Web for holberg

Historical Examples

  • We went with him to see the church, with Absolon's grave and Holberg's coffin.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • "Holberg Meckstein," repeated Von Barwig in a frightened voice.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein

  • Religious compulsion and persecution was also vigorously opposed by Holberg.

    Jeppe on the Hill

    Ludvig Holberg

  • There were poets and dramatists in Scandinavia before the days of Holberg.

  • Here is an academy for the nobility, founded by the poet Holberg.

    The True Story of My Life

    Hans Christian Andersen