Famous Norwegian Poets

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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 Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 4, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom
Died: February 19, 1952

Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, a leading figure of neo-romanticism, is best remembered for his novel Hunger, which narrated the tale of a starving writer. With little education, he had started his career as a shoemaker’s apprentice. He supported the Nazi occupation of Norway and was later imprisoned.

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 3 Axel Jensen

Axel Jensen.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
Died: February 13, 2003

 4 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

 5 Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum.
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Taxi driver, Nurse
Birthdate: November 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandefjord

 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 Tarjei Vesaas

Tarjei Vesaas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vinje Municipality, Norway
Died: March 15, 1970

 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 Sonia Khan

Sonia Khan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

 13 Arnulf Øverland

Arnulf Øverland
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway
Died: March 25, 1968

 14 Petter Dass

Petter Dass
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1647 AD
Birthplace: Herøy Municipality, Norway
Died: August 17, 1707

 15 Johan Sebastian Welhaven

Johan Sebastian Welhaven
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 22, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: October 21, 1873

 16 Aasmund Olavsson Vinje

Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 6, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vinje Municipality, Norway
Died: July 30, 1870

 17 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

 18 Sigbjørn Obstfelder

Sigbjørn Obstfelder
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: July 29, 1900

 19 Kjartan Fløgstad

Kjartan Fløgstad
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sauda, Norway

 20 Herman Wildenvey

Herman Wildenvey
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 20, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eikar, Norway
Died: September 27, 1959

 21 Olaf Bull

Olaf Bull
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: June 29, 1933

 22 Olav Aukrust

Olav Aukrust
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 21, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: November 3, 1929

 23 Magnus Brostrup Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: October 7, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norway
Died: October 8, 1880

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Tore Ørjasæter

Tore Ørjasæter
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skjak, Norway
Died: February 29, 1968

 27 Alfred Hauge

Alfred Hauge
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sjernarøy, Norway
Died: October 31, 1986

 28 Kristofer Uppdal

Kristofer Uppdal
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beitstad, Norway
Died: December 26, 1961

 29 Nils Collett Vogt

Nils Collett Vogt
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: December 23, 1937