Holberg, Ludwig Von

Holberg, Ludwig von a Danish divine, was born Nov. 6,1684, at Bergen, in Norway. He studied theology at Copenhagen University, and became a professor in that school. In 1735 he was elected rector of the University, and in 1737 treasurer. In 1747 the king created Holberg a baron on account of his literary services. He died Jail. 27, 1754. He is known as the creator of modern Danish literature, and deserves our notice on account of his Kirchengeschichte (1738-40, 2 vols.), and Judische Gesch. (1742, 2 vols.). Both these works are considered quite valuable even at the present time. — Brockhans, Conv. Lex. 8, 48 sq.; Gorton, Biograph. Dict. 2. (J. H. W.)

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