August 24, 1698, Aarhus, Denmark.
December 24, 1764, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A Pietist, Pontoppidan began studying theology at age 20.
He was a private tutor for (among others) the Duke of Pløn. He was a minister at Nordborg Castle; vicar at Als; minister at the royal court in Copenhagen; Bishop of Bergen, Norway (1747–54); and pro-chancellor at the University of Copenhagen (1754).
His works include:
Pontoppidan’s burial place