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OEhlenschlager, Adam Gottloe, was born in 1779 at Copenhagen. The English bombardment in 1801 inspired him to write a dramatic sketch of much power. Later came the fine poem of Guldhornene and a collection of verse that proved a revelation to Danish literature. Aladdin's Lampe soon followed, and a grant from the Crown enabled him to visit Weimar, Paris. Switzerland, and Rome, returning to Denmark in 1810 to take the chair of AEsthetics. During this period he produced Hahon Jarl, Baldur hin Gode, Palnatohe, and Axel og Valborg, his greatest dramatic works. Helge and Dina- are the most noticeable of his later works. He died in 1849.