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 Camilla <I>Wergeland</I> Collett

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Camilla Wergeland Collett

  • Birth 23 Jan 1813 Kristiansand, Kristiansand kommune, Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
  • Death 6 Mar 1895 Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
  • Burial Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
  • Memorial ID 29335684

Author. She was called the first Norwegian feminist, and founded the genre of "realism" in Norwegian literature. Raised in a literary family (the younger sister of poet Henrik Wergeland), she started writing professionally soon after her marriage in 1841. Her only novel "Amtmandens Dottre" ("The District Governor's Daughters") was published, at first anonymously, in 1854 and 1855. It deals with the plight of girls in a patriarchial society, particularly centering on the issue of forced marriages. She also published numerous articles and essays, as well as her memoirs.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 29335684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Camilla Wergeland Collett (23 Jan 1813–6 Mar 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29335684, citing Cemetery of Our Saviour, Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway ; Maintained by Find A Grave .