|Birth Day||October 05, 1840|
|Age||40 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jul 11, 1881 (age 40)|
Danish novelist and journalist remembered for his work Jason and the Golden Fleece, published in 1875. He is also known for 1878's Images of Today. He died in 1881.
He attended the cathedral school in Roskilde before moving with his mother to Copenhagen, where he matriculated from the Metropolitan School in 1859. He went on to study law. He graduated in 1865. During his time in college he wrote for Copenhagen's daily newspaper Dagbladet.
He published all three of his novels, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Images of Today, and the collection of short stories From the Study Book, anonymously.
He was born Vilhelm Christian Sigurd Topsøe in Skælskør in the west of Zealand, Denmark. His mother was born in Iceland.
His 1871 book From Switzerland and France was published by the father of Karen Blixen-Finecke. He was also writing at the same time as his Danish contemporaries Hans Christian Andersen and Soren Kierkegaard.