Marinus Børup

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarinus•Børup (Rasmussen-)
Used nameMarinus•Børup
Born27 June 1891 in Århus (Aarhus), Midtjylland (DEN)
Died15 September 1959 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Born as Marinus Rasmussen, he changed his name in 1910 to Marinus Børup. He graduated from Aarhus Cathedral School in 1910. In World War I he joined the army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He later worked as a teacher at several schools, but also wrote prodigiously, including work for newspapers from 1934-46 as a theatre and book reviewer. He published his first poetry in 1916 with a collection of poems, followed by several other series: Dugg (1918), Nakjælen (1919), Gækkeliljer (1920), Drillerier (1920), Kimblade (1921), Den hilsende Klinge (1921), Tøbrud (1923), Regnbuen (1927), Maj. Kærlighedsdigte (1947), and Nattevagten og andre Dyrebilleder (1949), which generally continues the tender tradition of the 19th century. His main work was Steno, hans Livs Historie (1938), a mixture of drama, poetry and and narrative, a masterpiece of the time poetry. Vorlad os vor Skyld (1928) is a development and marriage novel. He has also newly translated comedies by Molière as well as French poetry and gospels from Greek.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions DEN Marinus Børup
Literature, Open (Olympic) AC