Christen Mikkelsen Kold
|Christen Mikkelsen Kold|
|Born||29 March 1816
Thisted, Jutland, Denmark
|Died||6 April 1870
Dalum, Funen, Denmark
|Other names||Kristen Mikkelsen Kold|
|Known for||Creation of the Danish folk high school system|
|Parent(s)||Father Mikkel Christensen Kold, a shoemaker|
Christen Mikkelsen Kold (sometimes spelled Kristen or Cristen; 29 March 1816 — 6 April 1870) was a Danish teacher, notable for creating the Danish high-school system.
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.
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