Anne Holtsmark

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Jan Alexander van Nahl

Anne Elisabeth Holtsmark (21 June 1896 [Christiania [today: Oslo]] – 15 May 1974 [Oslo]) was a Norwegian scholar of Old Norse and the first female professor at the historical-philosophical faculty at the University of Oslo. Her studies on Old Norse literature and mythology had a noteworthy impact on the field into the early twenty-first century.

Being a trained business manager, Holtsmark worked at Christiania Sparebank from 1913 to 1915, before taking the examen artium at the local cathedral school in 1917, which enabled her to enroll at the university. In 1924, she finished her studies in Norwegian, French and history at the Kongelige Frederiks Universitet, in addition to working as a part-time teacher and …

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Citation: van Nahl, Jan Alexander. "Anne Holtsmark". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14827, accessed 30 January 2023.]

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