List of famous Norwegians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

Tønsberg

Sagittarius

Varg VikernesVarg Vikernes
(Musician & Writer)

11 February 1973

Bergen, Norway

Aquarius

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
(Painter)

12 December 1863

23 January 1944

Ådalsbruk

Sagittarius

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
(Playwright, Poet.)

20 March 1828

23 May 1906

Skien

Pisces

Edvard GriegEdvard Grieg
(Pianist and music composer)

15 June 1843

04 September 1907

Bergen

Gemini

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

16 July 1872

18 June 1928

Borge, Østfold, Norway

Cancer

Thor HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
(Adventurer)

06 October 1914

18 April 2002

Larvik

Libra

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
(Physicist)

05 April 1929

Bergen, Norway

Aries

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
(Writer)

04 August 1859

19 February 1952

Lom

Leo

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)

05 August 1802

06 April 1829

Finnøy

Leo

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

16 July 1896

30 December 1968

Oslo

Cancer

Aksel Lund SvindalAksel Lund Svindal
(Racer)

26 December 1982

Lørenskog

Capricorn

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

10 June 1949

Kalundborg

Taurus

Ragnar FrischRagnar Frisch
(Economist)

03 March 1895

31 January 1973

Oslo

Pisces

SaraBeautyCornerSaraBeautyCorner
(YouTuber)

25 December 1987

Slovenia

Capricorn

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo
(Economist)

13 December 1911

26 July 1999

Skedsmo

Sagittarius

Boom JinxBoom Jinx
(Musician, DJ)

10 September 1974

Bergen, Norway

Virgo

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
(Chemist)

17 May 1897

11 May 1981

Kristiania, Norway

Taurus

Sondre RodriguezSondre Rodriguez
(Musical.ly Star)

29 January 2003

Drobak, Norway

Aquarius

Martinus Gunnarsen Martinus Gunnarsen
(Singer)

21 February 2002

Trofors, Norway

Pisces

Marcus GunnarsenMarcus Gunnarsen
(Pop Star)

21 February 2002

Trofors, Norway

Pisces

Ingrid Bolsø BerdalIngrid Bolsø Berdal
(Actress)

02 March 1980

Utøy, Norway

Pisces

Lene NystrømLene Nystrøm
(Singer)

02 October 1973

Tønsberg, Norway

Libra

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

26 February 1973

Kristiansund

Pisces

Liv UllmannLiv Ullmann
(Actress)

16 December 1938

Tokyo, Japan

Sagittarius

John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
(Association football player)

24 September 1980

Molde

Libra

Vidkun QuislingVidkun Quisling
(Politician, Officer)

18 July 1887

24 October 1945

Fyresdal

Cancer

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg
(Economist, Politician)

16 March 1959

Oslo

Pisces

Angelina JordanAngelina Jordan
(Singer)

10 January 2006

Oslo, Norway

Capricorn

EuronymousEuronymous
(Guitarist, Record producer, Musician, Entrepreneur)

22 March 1968

10 August 1993

Egersund

Aries

Aylar LieAylar Lie
(Pornographic actor, Singer, Model, Actor)

12 February 1984

Tehran

Aquarius

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

30 July 1857

03 August 1929

Columbia

Leo

Morten HarketMorten Harket
(Singer, Composer)

14 September 1959

Kongsberg

Virgo

Erna SolbergErna Solberg
(Politician)

24 February 1961

Bergen

Pisces

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

10 October 1861

13 May 1930

Christiania

Libra

Peter SundePeter Sunde
(Computer scientist, Politician)

13 September 1978

Uddevalla

Virgo

IhsahnIhsahn
(Singer, Composer, Music educator, Guitarist)

10 October 1975

Notodden

Libra

Sonja HenieSonja Henie
(Actor, Figure skater)

08 April 1912

12 October 1969

Christiania

Aries

John CarewJohn Carew
(Association football player, Actor)

05 September 1979

Lørenskog

Virgo

Marion RavenMarion Raven
(Singer, Songwriter)

25 May 1984

Lørenskog

Gemini

Astrid SAstrid S
(singer)

29 October 1996

Rennebu, Norway

Scorpio

John NorumJohn Norum
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)

23 February 1964

Vardø

Pisces

Alexander TetteyAlexander Tettey
(Association football player)

04 April 1986

Accra

Aries

Maria MenaMaria Mena
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

19 February 1986

Lørenskog

Aquarius

Ronny DeilaRonny Deila
(Association football player, Association football manager)

21 September 1975

Porsgrunn

Virgo

Olve EikemoOlve Eikemo
(singer-songwriter, composer, drummer, guitarist)

13 September 1973

Bergen

Virgo

Åge HareideÅge Hareide
(Association football player, Association football manager)

23 September 1953

Hareid

Virgo

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

01 November 1962

Oslo

Scorpio

Morten Gamst PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
(Association football player)

08 September 1981

Vadsø

Virgo

Ane BrunAne Brun
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

10 March 1976

Molde

Pisces

Gro Harlem BrundtlandGro Harlem Brundtland
(Physician, Politician, Diplomat)

20 April 1939

Bærum

Aries

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

27 January 1974

Drammen

Aquarius

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
(Singer, Musician, Opera singer)

24 June 1969

Bergen

Cancer

Jan Axel BlombergJan Axel Blomberg
(Drummer, Musician)

02 August 1969

Trysil

Leo

Marit LarsenMarit Larsen
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist)

01 July 1983

Lørenskog

Cancer

John FredriksenJohn Fredriksen
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur)

10 May 1944

Oslo

Taurus

ShagrathShagrath
(Singer, Musician, Drummer, Guitarist)

18 November 1976

Jessheim

Scorpio

Princess Märtha of SwedenPrincess Märtha of Sweden

28 March 1901

05 April 1954

Arvfurstens palats

Aries

Omar ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
(Association football player)

05 December 1991

Oslo

Sagittarius

Brede HangelandBrede Hangeland
(Association football player)

20 June 1981

Houston

Gemini

Liv KristineLiv Kristine
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

14 February 1976

Stavanger

Aquarius

Tore André FloTore André Flo
(Association football player)

15 June 1973

Stryn

Gemini

Håvard NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
(Association football player)

21 June 1990

Vats

Gemini

Henning BergHenning Berg
(Association football player, Association football manager)

01 September 1969

Eidsvoll

Virgo

Petter SolbergPetter Solberg
(Rally driver)

18 November 1974

Askim

Scorpio

Erlend ØyeErlend Øye
(musician, singer, record producer, composer)

21 November 1975

Bergen

Scorpio

Jan GarbarekJan Garbarek
(Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist)

04 March 1947

Mysen

Pisces

Jostein GaarderJostein Gaarder
(Writer, Teacher, Novelist, Philosopher, Children's writer, Screenwriter)

08 August 1952

Oslo

Leo

Markus HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
(Association football player)

25 July 1992

Trondheim

Leo

Mohamed ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
(Association football player)

04 August 1994

Al Hoceima

Leo

Jo Inge BergetJo Inge Berget
(Association football player)

11 September 1990

Oslo

Virgo

Max ManusMax Manus
(Autobiographer, Writer, Biographer)

09 December 1914

20 September 1996

Bergen

Sagittarius

Vendela KirsebomVendela Kirsebom
(Model, Actor, Television presenter)

12 January 1967

Stockholm

Capricorn

Per Ciljan SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
(Association football player)

16 June 1987

Trondheim

Gemini

Lene MarlinLene Marlin
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist)

17 August 1980

Tromsø

Leo

Stefan JohansenStefan Johansen
(Association football player)

08 January 1991

Vardø

Capricorn

Noora NoorNoora Noor
(singer)

08 July 1979

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cancer

May-Britt MoserMay-Britt Moser
(Professor, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Physician)

04 January 1963

Fosnavåg

Capricorn

Mari BoineMari Boine
(Musician, songwriter, record producer)

08 November 1956

Karasjok, Norway

Scorpio

Sigurd WongravenSigurd Wongraven
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist)

28 November 1975

Oslo

Sagittarius

Odd NerdrumOdd Nerdrum
(Painter)

08 April 1944

Helsingborg

Aries

Daniel Berg HestadDaniel Berg Hestad
(Association football player)

30 July 1975

Molde

Leo

Sivert HøyemSivert Høyem
(Singer, Songwriter)

22 January 1976

Sortland

Aquarius

Thorbjørn JaglandThorbjørn Jagland
(Diplomat, Politician)

05 November 1950

Drammen

Scorpio

Kristoffer RyggKristoffer Rygg
(Singer, Engineer, Composer, Audio engineer, Record producer)

09 September 1976

Oslo

Virgo

Lars OnsagerLars Onsager
(Physicist, Engineer, Professor, Chemist, Theoretical physicist)

27 November 1903

05 October 1976

Christiania

Sagittarius

Sven Erik KristiansenSven Erik Kristiansen
(Singer-songwriter)

04 February 1969

Norway

Aquarius

Marit BjørgenMarit Bjørgen
(Cross-country skier)

21 March 1980

Trondheim

Aries

Heidi LøkeHeidi Løke
(Handball player)

12 December 1982

Tønsberg

Sagittarius

Ari BehnAri Behn
(Writer)

30 September 1972

Aarhus

Libra

Paul Waaktaar-SavoyPaul Waaktaar-Savoy
(Composer, Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter)

06 September 1961

Oslo

Virgo

Sondre LercheSondre Lerche
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Film score composer)

05 September 1982

Bergen

Virgo

Grete WaitzGrete Waitz
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)

01 October 1953

19 April 2011

Oslo

Libra

Ørjan NylandØrjan Nyland
(Association football player)

10 September 1990

Volda

Virgo

Ronny JohnsenRonny Johnsen
(Association football player)

10 June 1969

Sandefjord

Gemini

Jon FosseJon Fosse
(Playwright, Writer, Poet, Children's writer)

29 September 1959

Haugesund

Libra

Karin FossumKarin Fossum
(Writer, Poet, Taxi driver, Nurse)

06 November 1954

Sandefjord

Scorpio

Leif Ove AndsnesLeif Ove Andsnes
(Pianist, Conductor, Professor, Academic musician)

07 April 1970

Karmøy

Aries

Edvard MoserEdvard Moser
(University teacher, Neuroscientist, Physician, Psychologist)

27 April 1962

Ålesund

Taurus

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