Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1917
Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan

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Karl Gjellerup - Facts

Karl Adolph Gjellerup

Karl Adolph Gjellerup

Born: 2 June 1857, Roholte, Denmark

Died: 11 October 1919, Klotzsche, Germany

Residence at the time of the award: Denmark

Prize motivation: "for his varied and rich poetry, which is inspired by lofty ideals"

Field: poetry, prose

Language: Danish

Prize share: 1/2

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