Søren Kierkegaard
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Born: May 5, 1813

Died: November 11, 1855 (aged 42)

Nationality: Danish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

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