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

Varg VikernesVarg Vikernes
(Musician & Writer)

11 February 1973

(DJ, Singer)

11 September 1991

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch

12 December 1863

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

18 July 1887

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
(Playwright, Poet.)

20 March 1828

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

16 July 1872

Edvard GriegEdvard Grieg
(Pianist and music composer)

15 June 1843

Belle GunnessBelle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

11 November 1859

Lene NystrømLene Nystrøm

02 October 1973

Thor HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl

06 October 1914

Astrid SAstrid S

29 October 1996

Ingrid Bolsø BerdalIngrid Bolsø Berdal

02 March 1980

Tarjei Sandvik MoeTarjei Sandvik Moe

24 May 1999

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun

04 August 1859

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

Hilde OslandHilde Osland
(Instagram Star, Model)

08 September 1987

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882


25 December 1987

Ragnar FrischRagnar Frisch

03 March 1895

Aksel Lund SvindalAksel Lund Svindal

26 December 1982

Herman TommeraasHerman Tommeraas

02 April 1997

(YouTube Gamer)

16 May 1998

Martinus Gunnarsen Martinus Gunnarsen

21 February 2002

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo

13 December 1911

Odd HasselOdd Hassel

17 May 1897

Marcus GunnarsenMarcus Gunnarsen
(Pop Star)

21 February 2002

Boom JinxBoom Jinx
(Musician, DJ)

10 September 1974

Sondre RodriguezSondre Rodriguez
(TikTok ( Star)

29 January 2003

Anders Behring BreivikAnders Behring Breivik

13 February 1979

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad

15 November 1945


21 April 1974


30 May 1962

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

21 February 1937

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg
(Economist, Politician)

16 March 1959

(Guitarist, Record producer, Musician, Entrepreneur)

22 March 1968

Morten HarketMorten Harket
(Singer, Composer)

14 September 1959

Liv UllmannLiv Ullmann

16 December 1938

Jo NesbøJo Nesbø
(Norwegian writer)

29 March 1960

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

20 July 1973

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

26 February 1973

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

02 July 1903

Haakon VII of NorwayHaakon VII of Norway

03 August 1872

(drummer, musician)

28 June 1973

Erna SolbergErna Solberg

24 February 1961

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales

26 November 1869

Angelina JordanAngelina Jordan

10 January 2006

Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway

09 April 1283

John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
(Association football player)

24 September 1980

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

12 February 1984

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

Mohamed ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
(Association football player)

04 August 1994

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

20 April 1939

John CarewJohn Carew
(Association football player, Actor)

05 September 1979

Ari BehnAri Behn

30 September 1972

Frederick VI of DenmarkFrederick VI of Denmark

28 January 1768

(Singer, Composer, Music educator, Guitarist)

10 October 1975

Olaf II of NorwayOlaf II of Norway

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

01 November 1962

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

04 July 1937

Princess Märtha of SwedenPrincess Märtha of Sweden

28 March 1901

Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark

15 March 1353

Sonja HenieSonja Henie
(Actor, Figure skater)

08 April 1912

Ola KamaraOla Kamara
(Association football player)

15 October 1989

Stefan JohansenStefan Johansen
(Association football player)

08 January 1991

Morten Gamst PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
(Association football player)

08 September 1981

Peter SundePeter Sunde
(Computer scientist, Politician)

13 September 1978

Jan Axel BlombergJan Axel Blomberg
(Drummer, Musician)

02 August 1969

Alexander RybakAlexander Rybak
(Belarusian-Norwegian singer)

13 May 1986

Tore André FloTore André Flo
(Association football player)

15 June 1973

Marion RavenMarion Raven
(Singer, Songwriter)

25 May 1984