Norway, the country of stunning cities, fascinating history and extremely happy people, has much more to swag about than just its scenic bounties or its happy-go-lucky nationals. This remarkably beautiful country has been home to some equally remarkable inventions too. That is right! From paper clips to cheese slicer and the aerosol spray can, Norwegians have made some seemingly small but important inventions in course of its history. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. You will be surprised to know that one of Olympic favorites slalom originated in Norway, that first object oriented programming language Simula was hatched here, that Black Metal and Dale sweater patterns are the gifts of Norway to the world. Norwegians have managed to leave an indelible footprint in the world with its lot of super talented, uber ingenious men and women. Without further ado, let us delve deep into the lives and accomplishments of some famous Norwegians in their biographies below. Rest assured, their timeline, trivia, and unknown little facts about their lives would leave you pleasantly inspired.
Magnus CarlsenMagnus Carlsen
(World Chess Champion)

30 November 1990

Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen
(The first person to reach the South Pole)

16 July 1872

Varg VikernesVarg Vikernes
(Musician & Writer)

11 February 1973

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch

12 December 1863


22 March 1968

(DJ, Singer)

11 September 1991

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
(Playwright, Poet.)

20 March 1828

Vidkun QuislingVidkun Quisling
(World war II Norwegian Politician & Military Officer)

18 July 1887

Edvard GriegEdvard Grieg
(Pianist and music composer)

15 June 1843

Belle GunnessBelle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

11 November 1859

Astrid SAstrid S

29 October 1996

Lene NystrømLene Nystrøm

02 October 1973

Continue Reading Below

Thor HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl

06 October 1914

Ingrid Bolsø BerdalIngrid Bolsø Berdal

02 March 1980

Tarjei Sandvik MoeTarjei Sandvik Moe

24 May 1999

Hilde OslandHilde Osland
(Instagram Star, Model)

08 September 1987

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun

04 August 1859

Aksel Lund SvindalAksel Lund Svindal

26 December 1982

Continue Reading Below

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel

05 August 1802

Alan WalkerAlan Walker

24 August 1997

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever

05 April 1929

Trygve LieTrygve Lie
(First Secretary General of the U.N)

16 July 1896

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

Herman TommeraasHerman Tommeraas

02 April 1997

Continue Reading Below

Ragnar FrischRagnar Frisch

03 March 1895


25 December 1987

(YouTube Gamer)

16 May 1998

Martinus Gunnarsen Martinus Gunnarsen

21 February 2002

Harald HardradaHarald Hardrada
(King of Norway (1046 to 1066))

1015 AD

Marcus GunnarsenMarcus Gunnarsen
(Pop Star)

21 February 2002

Continue Reading Below

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo

13 December 1911

Odd HasselOdd Hassel

17 May 1897

Boom JinxBoom Jinx
(Musician, DJ)

10 September 1974

Sigrid RaabeSigrid Raabe
(Singer, Songwriter, Dancer)

05 September 1996

Sondre RodriguezSondre Rodriguez
(TikTok ( Star)

29 January 2003

Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
(Association football player, Association football manager)

26 February 1973

Continue Reading Below

Anders Behring BreivikAnders Behring Breivik

13 February 1979

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad

15 November 1945


21 April 1974

Harald V of NorwayHarald V of Norway
(King of Norway)

21 February 1937


30 May 1962

Morten HarketMorten Harket
(Singer, Composer)

14 September 1959

Continue Reading Below

Liv UllmannLiv Ullmann

16 December 1938

Haakon, Crown Prince of NorwayHaakon, Crown Prince of Norway
(Heir apparent)

20 July 1973

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg
(Economist, Politician)

16 March 1959

Jo NesbøJo Nesbø
(Norwegian writer)

29 March 1960

Olav V of NorwayOlav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway)

02 July 1903

Haakon VII of NorwayHaakon VII of Norway

03 August 1872

Continue Reading Below

(drummer, musician)

28 June 1973

John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
(Association football player)

24 September 1980

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales

26 November 1869

Erna SolbergErna Solberg

24 February 1961

Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway

09 April 1283

Sonja HenieSonja Henie
(Actor, Figure skater)

08 April 1912

Continue Reading Below
Angelina JordanAngelina Jordan

10 January 2006

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Economist, Sociologist, Writer, University teacher)

30 July 1857

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Zoologist, Polar explorer, Diplomat, Explorer, Professor, Scientist, Politician, Educationist, Photographer)

10 October 1861

Linn UllmannLinn Ullmann
(Actor, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic)

09 August 1966

Ari BehnAri Behn

30 September 1972

Aylar LieAylar Lie
(Adult Film Star, Singer, Model, Actor)

12 February 1984

Continue Reading Below
Tore André FloTore André Flo
(Association football player)

15 June 1973

Mohamed ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
(Association football player)

04 August 1994

Jan Axel BlombergJan Axel Blomberg
(Drummer, Musician)

02 August 1969

John CarewJohn Carew
(Association football player, Actor)

05 September 1979

Olaf II of NorwayOlaf II of Norway

0995 AD

Princess Märtha of SwedenPrincess Märtha of Sweden

28 March 1901

Continue Reading Below

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
(Singer, Musician, Opera singer)

24 June 1969

Frederick VI of DenmarkFrederick VI of Denmark

28 January 1768

Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark

15 March 1353

Queen Sonja of NorwayQueen Sonja of Norway
(wife of King Harald V)

04 July 1937

Ole Einar BjørndalenOle Einar Bjørndalen
(Biathlete, Cross-country skier)

27 January 1974

(Singer, Composer, Music educator, Guitarist)

10 October 1975

Continue Reading Below

Magne FuruholmenMagne Furuholmen
(Musician, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter)

01 November 1962

Morten Gamst PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
(Association football player)

08 September 1981

Stefan JohansenStefan Johansen
(Association football player)

08 January 1991