Famous Norwegian Playwrights

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 1 Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen.
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Famous As: Playwright, Poet.
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien
Died: May 23, 1906

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian theatre director and playwright. One of the most influential and popular playwrights of his generation, Ibsen is credited with co-founding modernism in theatre, for which he is often called the father of realism. After William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the world's most often performed dramatist. His works have influenced other playwrights like George Bernard Shaw.

 2 Ari Behn

Ari Behn.
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Famous As: Norwegian Author
Birthdate: September 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Århus, Kingdom of Denmark
Died: December 25, 2019

Ari Behn was a Norwegian author, visual artist, and playwright. He achieved international recognition in 2017 when his artwork was widely exhibited all over the world. Although he was married to Princess Märtha Louise, he remained a private citizen and held no title or special status. Behn committed suicide at the age of 47 after struggling with mental health problems.

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 3 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 8, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kvikne, Norway
Died: April 26, 1910

 4 Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haugesund, Norway

 5 Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: January 5, 1885

 6 Ivar Aasen

Ivar Aasen
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Famous As: Philologist, Lexicographer, Playwright, Poet
Birthdate: August 5, 1813
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orsta
Died: September 23, 1896

 7 Henrik Wergeland

Henrik Wergeland
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 17, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: July 12, 1845
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 8 Jens Bjørneboe

Jens Bjørneboe
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: May 9, 1976

 9 Alexander Lange Kielland

Alexander Lange Kielland
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: April 6, 1906

 10 Nordahl Grieg

Nordahl Grieg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 1, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: December 2, 1943

 11 Jonas Lie

Jonas Lie
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 6, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hokksund, Norway
Died: July 5, 1908

 12 Dag Solstad

Dag Solstad
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandefjord, Norway

 13 Johan Herman Wessel

Johan Herman Wessel
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 6, 1742
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akershus, Norway
Died: December 29, 1785

 14 Johan Bojer

Johan Bojer
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orkdal, Norway
Died: July 3, 1959

 15 Gunnar Heiberg

Gunnar Heiberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 18, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: February 22, 1929

 16 Oskar Braaten

Oskar Braaten
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: July 17, 1939

 17 Hans E. Kinck

Hans E. Kinck
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oksfjord, Norway
Died: October 13, 1926

 18 Johan Nordahl Brun

Johan Nordahl Brun
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 21, 1745
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Byneset, Norway
Died: June 26, 1816