Arne Garborg

1851 - 1924

Photo of Arne Garborg

Icon of person Arne Garborg

Arne Garborg (born Aadne Eivindsson Garborg) (25 January 1851 – 14 January 1924) was a Norwegian writer. Garborg championed the use of Landsmål (now known as Nynorsk, or New Norwegian), as a literary language; he translated the Odyssey into it. He founded the weekly Fedraheimen in 1877, in which he urged reforms in many spheres including political, social, religious, agrarian, and linguistic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arne Garborg has received more than 59,881 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Arne Garborg is the 1,179th most popular writer (up from 2,087th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Norway (up from 113th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Norwegian Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 60k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Mogning og manndom
Skriftir i samling
Accessible book
Jonas Lie
Accessible book


Among writers, Arne Garborg ranks 1,179 out of 7,302Before him are Giovanni Papini, Francesco Maria Piave, Sadriddin Ayni, Joachim du Bellay, Kenji Miyazawa, and Hristo Botev. After him are John Jacob Astor IV, Ephraim Kishon, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Jacint Verdaguer, Namdev, and Meng Haoran.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1851, Arne Garborg ranks 17Before him are Peder Severin Krøyer, Léon Bourgeois, Torakusu Yamaha, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, Martinus Beijerinck, and Adolf von Harnack. After him are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich von Wieser, Vincent d'Indy, Asa Griggs Candler, Knut Wicksell, and Émile Boirac. Among people deceased in 1924, Arne Garborg ranks 25Before him are Alexander Parvus, Giacomo Matteotti, Léon Bakst, Princess Louise of Belgium, Karl Denke, and Bogd Khan. After him are Paul Natorp, G. Stanley Hall, Teófilo Braga, Lyubov Popova, Ziya Gökalp, and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

Others Born in 1851

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1924

Go to all Rankings

In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Arne Garborg ranks 61 out of 1,039Before him are Hans Egede (1686), Halfdan the Black (810), Camilla Collett (1813), Einar Gerhardsen (1897), Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (1930), and Harald Greycloak (935). After him are Alexander Kielland (1849), Christian Krohg (1852), Johan Christian Dahl (1788), Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841), Eric II of Norway (1268), and Magnus IV of Norway (1115).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Arne Garborg ranks 10Before him are Jon Fosse (1959), Jo Nesbø (1960), Ivar Aasen (1813), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Jostein Gaarder (1952), and Camilla Collett (1813). After him are Alexander Kielland (1849), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Jonas Lie (1833), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Henrik Wergeland (1808).