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Jørgen Moe

Norwegian folklorist, poet and bishop

1813   -   1882

country of citizenship: Union between Sweden and Norway
language of expression: Norwegian
occupation: poet, priest, writer, folklorist, children's writer, theologian, collector of fairy tales, prosaist
award received: Commander of the Order of St. Olav‎, Order of St. Olav

Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (22 April 1813–27 March 1882) was a Norwegian folklorist, bishop, poet, and author. He is best known for the Norske Folkeeventyr, a collection of Norwegian folk tales which he edited in collaboration with Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. He also served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Kristianssand from 1874 until his death in 1882.
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