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Henrik Ibsen

Playwright Henrik Ibsen

Profession: Playwright


Why Famous: Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler, Doll House

Born: March 20, 1828
Birthplace: Skien, Norway
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: May 23, 1906 (aged 78)

Married Life

  • 1858-06-18 Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo

Historical Events

  • 1869-10-18 Henrik Ibsen's "De Unges Forbund" premieres in Christiania (Oslo), Norway
  • 1876-02-24 Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" premieres in Oslo
  • 1878-11-06 Henrik Ibsen's play "Samfundets Stotter" premieres in Oslo
  • 1879-01-21 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem" premieres in Copenhagen
  • 1882-05-20 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
  • 1883-01-13 Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende" premieres in Oslo
  • 1885-01-11 Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo
  • 1887-04-12 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" premieres in Oslo
  • 1889-02-12 Henrik Ibsen's "Fruen fra havet" (The Lady from the Sea) premieres in Oslo
  • 1891-02-26 Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" premieres in Oslo
  • 1893-01-19 Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin
  • 1896-12-05 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
  • 1897-01-10 Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" premieres in Helsingfors
  • 1900-01-26 Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer" premieres in Stuttgart

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