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Danish writer, bishop and scholar
Died when: 66 years 118 days
Star Sign: Virgo
Erik Pontoppidan (August 24, 1698 – December 20, 1764) was a Danish-Norwegian 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.