Famous Norwegian Men

Think of Norway and the first thing that strikes the mind is jaw-dropping beauty! With an interesting history and stunning locales, Norway easily qualifies as one of the most strikingly beautiful cities in the world, thanks to the insanely gorgeous locations like Trolltunga, Kjerabolten, Fjords, Hornindalsvatnet and many more. But beauty apart, Norway is also the best country to live in, its happiness index being meteorically high. While the country and the government of Norway do provide its citizens with a lot of benefits and advantages, you can’t simply overlook the contribution of Norwegian nationals in helping the country rank amongst the top countries in the world.

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 1 
Magnus Carlsen
(One of the Best Chess Players of All Time)
Magnus Carlsen
97
Birthdate: November 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway
 2 
Edvard Munch
(Norwegian Painter Best Known for His Works: ‘The Scream’, ‘Madonna’ and ‘The Sick Child’)
Edvard Munch
33
Birthdate: December 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ådalsbruk, Norway
Died: 1944 AD
 3 
Roald Amundsen
(Norwegian Explorer Who was the First to Reach the South Pole)
Roald Amundsen
43
Birthdate: July 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borge, Norway
Died: June 18, 1928
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 4 
Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
31
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23, 1906
 5 
Alan Walker
(Music Producer and DJ Best Known for His 2015 Single ‘Faded’)
Alan Walker
92
Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northampton, England
 6 
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
(Norwegian Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
76
Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Edvard Grieg
(One of the Main Composers of the Romantic Era)
Edvard Grieg
21
Birthdate: June 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: September 4, 1907
 8 
Kygo
(DJ Best Known for His December 2013 Remix of 'I See Fire' & 2014 Remix of 'Firestone')
Kygo
33
Birthdate: September 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
 9 
Kristofer Hivju
(Actor)
Kristofer Hivju
16
Birthdate: December 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Euronymous
(Guitarist)
Euronymous
38
Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: August 10, 1993
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Harald V of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald V of Norway
22
Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway
 12 
Harald Hardrada
(King of Norway (1046 to 1066))
Harald Hardrada
12
Birthdate: 1015 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike
Died: September 25, 1066
 13 
Rollo
(King)
Rollo
14
Birthdate: 0846 AD
Birthplace: Scandinavia
Died: 0930 AD
 14 
Erik the Red
(Norwegian Explorer and Founder of the First Settlement in Greenland)
Erik the Red
16
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD
 15 
Harald I of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald I of Norway
3
Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0932 AD
 16 
Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
7
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991
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 17 
Morten Harket
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of the Synthpop/Rock Band 'A-ha')
Morten Harket
8
Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kongsberg, Norway
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Jens Stoltenberg
(34th Prime Minister of Norway)
Jens Stoltenberg
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)
Fridtjof Nansen
7
Birthdate: October 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930
 20 
Viktor Hovland
(Golfer)
Viktor Hovland
4
Birthdate: September 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Casper Ruud
(Tennis player)
Casper Ruud
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
(Heir apparent)
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
7
Birthdate: July 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
 23 
Jo Nesbø
(Norwegian writer)
Jo Nesbø
5
Birthdate: March 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo
 24 
Martinus Gunnarsen
21
Birthdate: February 21, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: lverum, Norway
 25 
Thor Heyerdahl
(Norwegian Adventurer and Ethnographer Known for His ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Ra’ Transoceanic Scientific Expeditions)
Thor Heyerdahl
6
Birthdate: October 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Larvik, Norway
Died: April 18, 2002
 26 
Cnut
(King of all England and Denmark and the Norwegians and Some of the Swedes)
Cnut
1
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
 27 
Marcus Gunnarsen
(Norwegian Pop Singer Known for His Albums: ‘Hei’, ‘Together’ and ‘Moments’)
Marcus Gunnarsen
22
Birthdate: February 21, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trofors, Norway
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Alexander Rybak
(Singer, Violinist, Pianist and Actor)
Alexander Rybak
9
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Tobias Santelmann
(Norwegian Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Jeg er din’)
Tobias Santelmann
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freiburg, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)
Olaf II of Norway
1
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030
 31 
Karl Ove Knausgard
(Norwegian Writer Known for His Six Autobiographical Novels Titled 'My Struggle')
Karl Ove Knausgard
2
Birthdate: December 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
 32 
Christopher Heyerdahl
(Actor)
Christopher Heyerdahl
5
Birthdate: September 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Ari Behn
(Author)
Ari Behn
5
Birthdate: September 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: December 25, 2019
 34 
Aksel Hennie
(Actor)
Aksel Hennie
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lambertseter, Oslo, Norway
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway from 931 to 933)
Eric Bloodaxe
6
Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD
 36 
Frederick VI of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VI of Denmark
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839
 37 
Niels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)
Niels Henrik Abel
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Finnøy
Died: April 6, 1829
 38 
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
(Norwegian Professional Biathlete and Coach)
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
2
Birthdate: January 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Drammen, Norway
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Tarjei Sandvik Moe
(Norwegian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Isak Valtersen’ in the TV Series ‘Skam’)
Tarjei Sandvik Moe
9
Birthdate: May 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Magne Furuholmen
(Norwegian Musician and Visual Artist)
Magne Furuholmen
1
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 41 
Morten Gamst Pedersen
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Morten Gamst Pedersen
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vadsø, Norway
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Petter Solberg
(Rally driver)
Petter Solberg
0
Birthdate: November 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Askim
 43 
Knut Hamsun
(One of the Most Influential Norwegian Writers & Winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature.)
Knut Hamsun
6
Birthdate: August 4, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: February 19, 1952
 44 
Karsten Warholm
(Norwegian Sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Karsten Warholm
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Tore André Flo
(Norwegian Former Professional Football Striker and Coach)
Tore André Flo
4
Birthdate: June 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Flo, Norway
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Tor Eckhoff
(Norwegian YouTube Vlogger)
Tor Eckhoff
0
Birthdate: November 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway
Died: November 27, 2021
 47 
Fenriz
(Musician Best Known as Being One Half of the Extreme Metal Duo 'Darkthrone')
Fenriz
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolbotn, Norway
 48 
John Carew
(Norwegian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
John Carew
6
Birthdate: September 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 49 
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
(Musician)
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tonsenhagen, Oslo, Norway
 50 
Omar Elabdellaoui
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back and as a Right Midfielder)
Omar Elabdellaoui
4
Birthdate: December 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

Be it Erik Rotheim’s Aerosol Spray or Thor Bjorklund’s modern cheese slicer, Henrik Johan Ibsen’s plays and poetry or Harald Eia’s comedy, Carl Anton Larsen’s Antarctic exploration or Vilhelm Bjerknes’s meteorological findings, Norwegian men have made country stand on a universal platform. Their work and deeds have inspired and influenced the life of many in and around the globe. With this section, find out the life and works of famous Norwegian men.