Henrik Nicolai Clausen

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Henrik Nicolai Clausen, lithography from 1837, after painting by Christian Albrecht Jensen

Henrik Nicolai Clausen (22 April 1793 – 1877) was a Danish theologian and national liberal statesman.


Henrik Nicolai Clausen was born in the island of Lolland. From 1820 held a professorial chair in Theology at the University of Copenhagen where his theological rationalism influenced Magnús Eiríksson and was one of Kierkegaard's instructors.

He wrote, besides other works, Romanism and Protestantism (1825); Popular Discourses on the Reformation (1836); a commentary on the synoptical Gospels, and Christian Dogmatics (1867).

In 1840 he was chosen a deputy to the States, and near the end of 1848 was appointed a member of the Moltke II Cabinet. Died 28 March 1877.[1] He was a member of the National Constitutional Assembly from 1848 to 1849, of the Folketing from 1849 to 1853 and of the Landsting from 1853 to 1863.[2]


  1. ^ Universal Cyclopaedia and Atlas, 1902, New York, D. Appleton & Co.
  2. ^ Skou, Kaare R. (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (Danish). Aschehoug, p. 150. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.

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