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Thit Jensen
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Born Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen
(1876-01-19)19 January 1876
Farsø, Jutland, Denmark
Died 14 May 1957(1957-05-14) (aged 81)
Bagsværd, Denmark
Occupation Writer
Nationality Danish
Notable awards Tagea Brandt Rejselegat (1935)
Holberg Medal (1940)

Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen (19 January 1876 – 14 May 1957) was a Danish novelist and author who wrote under the name Thit Jensen. She is known for her short stories, plays, and socially-critical articles.

For her writing, Jensen was honored with the Drachmannlegatet in 1930, the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1935, and with the Holberg Medal in 1940. She was awarded the Royal Medal of Recompense in 1949 and was inducted as a member of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1954.

Life

Jensen was born January 19, 1876 in Farsø. Her parents, Hans Jensen, a veterinarian, and Marie Kirstine Jensen had eleven children. Her brother, Johannes V. Jensen, was also a well known author.

In 1912, she married Gustav Jéhan Fenger (1887–1958), though the couple divorced in 1918.

Jensen died on May 14, 1957 in Bagsværd and is buried af Farsø Cemetery.

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