Monday, November 29, 2004

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 in Skien. His father was a prosperous merchant but ultimately changed his family's life because of financial problems. This affected their social position. Because of this, Ibsen developed a strong distrust of society. In 1850, he moved to Oslo where he went to school. He also wrote plays for journals. After deciding he wanted to be a physician, he took the exam and failed. Instead, he worked as a stage poet in a small theater. After years of moving around, he finally married and started a family of his own. Ibsen continued writing and even won awards for his plays. In 1900, he had a stroke and after six years of suffering from mental illness, Ibsen died.


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