Henrik Wergeland Stayed Here - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 55.213 E 010° 44.801
32V E 597652 N 6643814
Quick Description: Henrik Wergeland, a celebrated Norwegian poet stayed in this house from 1839-1841.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 8:44:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMFCAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rigel2
Views: 17

Long Description:
This house is located across the street from the Vars Freslers Cemetery where Wergeland is buried.
The plaque on thus house reads:

"Selskabet For Oslo Byes Vel

Henrik Wergeland
Bodde her 1839-41
Veslebrunens - Stall
1 Bakgarden
Huset Oppfort 1839

Fredet Anlegg"

which Google translates as:

"Society for Oslo Byes Well

Henrik Wergeland
Stayed here 1839-41
Veslebrunens - Stable
1 Bakgarden
House listed 1839

listed Construction"

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us that Wergeland,
"... (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.

Though Wergeland only lived to be 37, his range of pursuits covered literature, theology, history, contemporary politics, social issues, and science. His views were controversial in his time, and his literary style was variously denounced as subversive."
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