Christen Mikkelsen Kold
|Christen Mikkelsen Kold|
29 March 1816|
Thisted, Jutland, Denmark
6 April 1870|
Dalum, Funen, Denmark
|Other names||Kristen Mikkelsen Kold|
|Known for||Creation of the Danish folk high school system|
|Parent(s)||Father Mikkel Christensen Kold, a shoemaker|
Christen Mikkelsen Kold (sometimes spelled Kristen or Cristen; 29 March 1816 — 6 April 1870) was a Danish teacher, notable for creating the Danish high-school system.
Unsatisfied with the education system of Denmark at the time, he founded a school in Ryslinge in 1851, which later became a model for the folk high-school system. His work has to be seen in context with that of N. F. S. Grundtvig. He associated with Morten Eskesen.
Kold died in Dalum, Funen.
- "Eskesen, Morten". Retrieved 5 August 2016.