Danish Literature

Danish literature, the body of writings produced in the Danish and Latin languages. During Denmark’s long union with Norway (1380–1814), the Danish language became the official language and the most widely used literary medium in the combined kingdoms. This article discusses literature created in Latin and in Danish by writers of both Danish and Norwegian birth. Works written in Norwegian from the 16th century onward are discussed under Norwegian literature. Works produced by Faroese writers in Danish and in Faroese are discussed under Faroese literature.

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