Isak Dinesen, whose real name is Baroness Karen Blixen was born in Rungstead, Copenhagen. She was a writer. Karen spent some of her early years at her mother's family home, near Horsens.
She was later schooled in art in Copenhagen, Paris and Rome. She began publishing fiction in Danish periodicals in 1905. In 1913, she moved to Kenya with his brother, which was at the time part of British East Africa.
They used family money to establish a coffee plantation there, hiring local workers, the kikuyu people, who lived on the farmlands at the time of their arrival.
On returning to Denmark, Blixen began writing in earnest. Best know of her works, Out of Africa, published in 1937.