Christen Mikkelsen Kold

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Christen Mikkelsen Kold
Kold Christen.jpg
Born March 29, 1816
Thisted, Jutland, Denmark
Died April 6, 1870
Dalum
Nationality Denmark
Other names Kristen Mikkelsen Kold
Education Teacher
Occupation Educator
Known for Creation of the Danish folk high school system
Parents Father Mikkel Christensen Kold, a shoemaker
A commemorative plaque for Christen Kold in Thisted

Christen Mikkelsen Kold (sometimes spelled Kristen or Cristen; March 29, 1816 — April 6, 1870) was a Danish teacher, notable for creating the Danish high-school system.

Kold was born in Thisted, Jutland.

Unsatisfied with the education system of Denmark at the time, he founded a school in Ryslinge in 1851, which later became a model for the folk high-school system. His work has to be seen in context with that of N. F. S. Grundtvig.

Kold died in Dalum, Fyn (not to be confused with Dalum, Sweden).

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