• Born date: 1795-01-16
  • Born in: Funen County
  • Death date: 1864-10-20
  • Death in: Copenhagen
Carl Christian Rafn

Carl Christian Rafn (January 16, 1795 – October 20, 1864) was a Danish historian, translator and antiquarian. His scholarship to a large extent focused on translation of Old Norse literature and related Northern European ancient history. He was also noted for his early advocacy of the recognition of Viking explorations of North America.