Henrik Ibsen

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Henrik Johan Ibsen (born 20 March 1828 - 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright. He is often called the "father of modern drama."[1]

Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.[2] His greatest works can be said to be "A Doll's House" or "Enemy of the People."


  1. "Ibsen Celebration to Spotlight 'Father of Modern Drama'". Bowdoin College. 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  2. "Ibsen.net (English version)". National Library of Oslo with funding from the Norwegian government. Retrieved 2007-03-27.