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Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien, Norway, in 1828, and derived from his mother a strain of German and Scottish blood. He was educated for the medical profession, but soon took to literature, his first effort being a drama...

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This Encyclopedia is made up of information from the late 1800s. when the British Empire was at its height, before airplane travel, before automobiles were common and before the western world had been battered by two world wars.