|Born||19 July 1966 57) (age|
|Occupation||Historian, journalist, author|
Tom Buk-Swienty (born 19 July 1966 in Eutin) is a Danish historian, journalist and author, known for his work on the Second Schleswig War.
Buk-Swienty was raised in Sønderborg, Denmark. He holds degrees in history and American Studies from the University of Copenhagen and the University of California. During 1994–2005, he served as the American correspondent for the Danish periodical Weekendavisen and also as a lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense until 2010. He is now an independent author and since 2014 has been an adjunct professor in history at University of Southern Denmark.
His writing career began during his US stay where he wrote books based on his knowledge of America. After his return to Denmark, he began studying the war of 1864, and he then wrote the first volume of his two-volume work on that conflict. The first book was well received and received several awards, which spawned the second volume of the work two years later. In 2013 he published the first volume of a two-volume biography of Wilhelm Dinesen, Karen Blixen's father, "Captain Dinesen. Fire and blood" and the second volume, "Captain Dinesen. Till death do us part", published in October 2014.
Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke was a Danish author who wrote in Danish and English. She is also known under her pen names Isak Dinesen, used in English-speaking countries, Tania Blixen, used in German-speaking countries, Osceola, and Pierre Andrézel.
Jacob August Riis was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist, and social documentary photographer. He contributed significantly to the cause of urban reform in America at the turn of the twentieth century. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He endorsed the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. Additionally, as one of the most famous proponents of the newly practicable casual photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of flash.
Georg Morris Cohen Brandes was a Danish critic and scholar who greatly influenced Scandinavian and European literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. He is seen as the theorist behind the "Modern Breakthrough" of Scandinavian culture. At the age of 30, Brandes formulated the principles of a new realism and naturalism, condemning hyper-aesthetic writing and also fantasy in literature. His literary goals were shared by some other authors, among them the Norwegian "realist" playwright Henrik Ibsen.
Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig, most often referred to as N. F. S. Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician. He was one of the most influential people in Danish history, as his philosophy gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of the 19th century. It was steeped in the national literature and supported by deep spirituality.
The Second Schleswig War, also sometimes known as the Dano-Prussian War or Prusso-Danish War, was the second military conflict over the Schleswig-Holstein Question of the nineteenth century. The war began on 1 February 1864, when Prussian and Austrian forces crossed the border into the Danish fief Schleswig. Denmark fought troops of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian Empire representing the German Confederation.
Bjarne Reuter is a Danish writer and screenwriter best known for children's and young adult fiction. Many of his works are set in the 1950s and 1960s, the time of his childhood and adolescence. Many also feature the Copenhagen area, where he was born in Brønshøj. Reuter is the screenwriter of the popular Danish television series and movie Busters verden.
The Battle of Dybbøl was the key battle of the Second Schleswig War, fought between Denmark and Prussia. The battle was fought on the morning of 18 April 1864, following a siege that began on 2 April. Denmark suffered a severe defeat which – with the Prussian capture of the island of Als – ultimately decided the outcome of the war, forcing Danish cession of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.
Dybbøl is a small town with a population of 2,356 in the southeastern corner of South Jutland, Denmark. It is located around 6 km (3.7 mi) west of Sønderborg. It is mainly known for being the site of a famous last stand battle in 1864.
The Battle of Als was fought on 29 June 1864 during the Second Schleswig War between Denmark and Prussia. It was the last major engagement of the war, as the Prussians under General Herwarth von Bittenfeld secured the island of Als – occupied by 9,000 Danish troops, including the garrison of Dybbøl which had retreated there – in a night attack masterminded by the Chief of Staff Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal.
Thorkild Hansen was a Danish novelist most noted for his historical fiction. He is popularly known for his trilogy of novels about the Danish slave trade which is composed of Coast of Slaves (1967), Ships of Slaves (1968), and Islands of Slaves.
Jacob Peter Mynster was a Danish theologian and clergy member of the Church of Denmark. He served as Bishop of the Diocese of Zealand from 1834 until his death.
Bo Lidegaard is a Danish historian, public intellectual, and former responsible editor-in-chief for Politiken. Bo Lidegaard worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984-2005), was Ministerial Counselor and Ambassador in the Prime Minister's Office (2005-2011), and on 26 April 2011 was appointed editor-in-chief of Politiken, succeeding Tøger Seidenfaden. He is currently co-founder and Partner at Kaya Advisory, an advisory firm specialising in navigating climate and green transition policies and politics.
Søren Dyrberg Malling is a Danish actor.
The Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role is a Danish Film Academy award presented at the annual Robert Award ceremony to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a Danish film.
Jakob Ejersbo was a Danish journalist and writer. His work is considered modern and neorealistic. Authoring the immensely popular novel, Nordkraft, which sold more than 100,000 copies, an unusually high sales figure on the book market in Denmark, Ejersbo became an established writer. A tale about three young people and drug problems in Aalborg, the work was turned into a film in 2005, directed by Ole Christian Madsen. Ejersbo is also well known for writing what is known as the Africa Trilogy, inspired by the author's own childhood experiences in Tanzania.
1864 is a 2014 Danish television historical war drama series written and directed by Ole Bornedal. It is based on two books by Tom Buk-Swienty about the Second Schleswig War of 1864 between Denmark and an alliance of Prussia and Austria which ended in defeat for Denmark and the loss of a quarter of its territory to Prussia. It follows two brothers from a remote village on Funen who enlist in the Danish army just before the outbreak of war, and experience the horrors of combat in Schleswig. It also features actual historical figures such as Danish prime minister D. G. Monrad and Prussian prime minister Otto von Bismarck. It was the most expensive Danish TV series to be made to date.
Erik Aalbæk Jensen was a Danish writer and Lutheran minister who was awarded both the Danish Critics Prize for Literature and the Søren Gyldendal Prize for his works, most notably Perleporten.
The Weekendavisen Book Award is an annual literary award presented by the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen. The nominees are selected om December by Weekendavisen's corps of literary critics and the final winner is selected by the readers. The ceremony takes place in January the following year.
Mary Phillips Riis was an American philanthropist, widow of Danish-American reformer and journalist Jacob Riis.
Georg Daniel Gerlach was a Danish officer. He was the son of Captain Molter Christoph Gerlach of the Schleswig Hunters Corps and Anna Sabine Magdalena née Boehn. In 1827 he married Caroline Marie Kromayer (1800-1846), who in the marriage gave birth to eight children, one of whom died in infancy.