1698–1764
portrait

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:

  1. O! hwad jeg længes hiertelig
  2. Om nogen mig nu spörge vil om grund til salighed

Pon­top­pi­dan’s bur­i­al place