Find out more about the greatest Norwegian, including Magnus Carlsen, Varg Vikernes, Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen and Roald Amundsen.

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

KygoKygo
(DJ, Singer)

11 September 1991

Varg VikernesVarg Vikernes
(Musician & Writer)

11 February 1973

Ingrid Bolsø BerdalIngrid Bolsø Berdal
(Actress)

02 March 1980

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
(Painter)

12 December 1863

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
(Playwright, Poet.)

20 March 1828

Belle GunnessBelle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

11 November 1859

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

18 July 1887

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

16 July 1872

Edvard GriegEdvard Grieg
(Pianist and music composer)

15 June 1843

Lene NystrømLene Nystrøm
(Singer)

02 October 1973

Thor HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
(Adventurer)

06 October 1914

Tarjei Sandvik MoeTarjei Sandvik Moe
(Actor)

24 May 1999

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
(Writer)

04 August 1859

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)

05 August 1802

Astrid SAstrid S
(singer)

29 October 1996

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

16 July 1896

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

Aksel Lund SvindalAksel Lund Svindal
(Racer)

26 December 1982

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
(Physicist)

05 April 1929

Martinus Gunnarsen Martinus Gunnarsen
(Singer)

21 February 2002

Ragnar FrischRagnar Frisch
(Economist)

03 March 1895

SaraBeautyCornerSaraBeautyCorner
(YouTuber)

25 December 1987

Herman TommeraasHerman Tommeraas
(Actor)

02 April 1997

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo
(Economist)

13 December 1911

Marcus GunnarsenMarcus Gunnarsen
(Pop Star)

21 February 2002

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
(Chemist)

17 May 1897

Boom JinxBoom Jinx
(Musician, DJ)

10 September 1974

Sondre RodriguezSondre Rodriguez
(Musical.ly Star)

29 January 2003

IamSannaIamSanna
(YouTube Gamer)

16 May 1998

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad
(Singer)

15 November 1945

FaustFaust
(musician)

21 April 1974

Anders Behring BreivikAnders Behring Breivik
(Terrorist)

13 February 1979

Alexander RybakAlexander Rybak
(Belarusian-Norwegian singer)

13 May 1986

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

21 February 1937

BiosphereBiosphere
(musician)

30 May 1962

EuronymousEuronymous
(Guitarist, Record producer, Musician, Entrepreneur)

22 March 1968

Jo NesbøJo Nesbø
(Norwegian writer)

29 March 1960

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

20 July 1973

Morten HarketMorten Harket
(Singer, Composer)

14 September 1959

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

Liv UllmannLiv Ullmann
(Actress)

16 December 1938

Haakon VII of NorwayHaakon VII of Norway
(Prince)

03 August 1872

Ola KamaraOla Kamara
(Association football player)

15 October 1989

John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
(Association football player)

24 September 1980

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg
(Economist, Politician)

16 March 1959

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

10 October 1861

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
(Queen)

26 November 1869

John CarewJohn Carew
(Association football player, Actor)

05 September 1979

FrostFrost
(drummer, musician)

28 June 1973

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

12 February 1984

IhsahnIhsahn
(Singer, Composer, Music educator, Guitarist)

10 October 1975

Erna SolbergErna Solberg
(Politician)

24 February 1961

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

30 July 1857

Sonja HenieSonja Henie
(Actor, Figure skater)

08 April 1912

Princess Märtha of SwedenPrincess Märtha of Sweden

28 March 1901

Angelina JordanAngelina Jordan
(Singer)

10 January 2006

Ari BehnAri Behn
(Writer)

30 September 1972

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

04 July 1937

Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark
(Queen)

15 March 1353

Stefan JohansenStefan Johansen
(Association football player)

08 January 1991

Olaf II of NorwayOlaf II of Norway
(King)

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Mohamed ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
(Association football player)

04 August 1994

ShagrathShagrath
(Singer, Musician, Drummer, Guitarist)

18 November 1976

Tore André FloTore André Flo
(Association football player)

15 June 1973

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

01 November 1962

Marit BjørgenMarit Bjørgen
(Cross-country skier)

21 March 1980

Frederick VI of DenmarkFrederick VI of Denmark
(King)

28 January 1768

Jan Axel BlombergJan Axel Blomberg
(Drummer, Musician)

02 August 1969

Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway
(Princess)

09 April 1283

Peter SundePeter Sunde
(Computer scientist, Politician)

13 September 1978

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

27 January 1974

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

20 April 1939

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
(Singer, Musician, Opera singer)

24 June 1969