Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1944
Born: 20 January 1873, Farsø, Denmark
Died: 25 November 1950, Copenhagen, Denmark
Residence at the time of the award: Denmark
Prize motivation: "for the rare strength and fertility of his poetic imagination with which is combined an intellectual curiosity of wide scope and a bold, freshly creative style."
Prize share: 1/1
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