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Erik Pontoppidan

Danish writer, bishop and scholar

Died when: 66 years 118 days (795 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Erik Pontoppidan

Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan (August 24, 1698 – December 20, 1764) was a Danish author, a Lutheran bishop of the Church of Norway, an historian, and an antiquarian.

His Catechism of the Church of Denmark heavily influenced Danish and Norwegian religious thought and practice for roughly the next 200 years after its 1737 publication.


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