Erik Moltke

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Erik Moltke (4 April 1901 – 19 October 1984) was a runologist, writer, editor. Through his leadership, the Runologist Section of the National Museum of Denmark became a world centre for the scientific study of runology c.1942 CE.[1]

In 1942, Moltke and Lis Jacobsen published the standard edition of Danish inscriptions.[1] Moltke also held the position of Chief Editor of the National Museum of Denmark's series of volumes on Denmark's churches until his wife Elna Møller assumed the position in 1970.[1][2]


Note: This section may be incomplete.

  • Moltke, Erik (1985). Runes and Their Origin: Denmark and Elsewhere. Copenhagen: Nationalmuseets Forlag. ISBN 87-480-0578-9


  1. ^ a b c Moltke, Erik (1985). Runes and Their Origin: Denmark and Elsewhere, rear cover page. Copenhagen: Nationalmuseets Forlag. ISBN 87-480-0578-9
  2. ^ "Erik Moltke" (in Danish). Gydendal: Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 28 October 2016.