Claus Fasting

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Bust of Claus Fasting.

Claus Fasting (29 October 1746 – 25 December 1791) was a Norwegian playwright, literary critic, editor and civil servant. He was born in Bergen. He studied at the University of Copenhagen. From 1787 he served as city manager in Bergen. He published the prize-winning play Hermine in 1772, a metrical tragedy. Among his other works is the song Harmonisang from 1769, the essay collections Provinzialblade (1778–1781), and the magazine Provinzialsamlinger (1791).[1][2]


  1. ^ Fossen, Anders Bjarne. "Claus Fasting". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Claus Fasting – norsk journalist". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 8 February 2013.