Arne Garborg

1851 - 1924

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Arne Garborg (born Aadne Eivindsson Garborg) (25 January 1851, Time – 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 37,951 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Arne Garborg is the 1,906th most popular writer (up from 2,184th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Norway (up from 126th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Norwegian Writer.

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Among writers, Arne Garborg ranks 1,906 out of 5,794Before him are Hadewijch, Fernando de Rojas, Joseph Kessel, Carl Sandburg, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, and Lady Randolph Churchill. After him are I. L. Peretz, Anthony Trollope, Nicolás Guillén, Julien Gracq, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, and Telesilla.

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Among people born in 1851, Arne Garborg ranks 35Before him are George Francis FitzGerald, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Jacobus Kapteyn, Melvil Dewey, and Theodor Lipps. After him are Franz von Liszt, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Bernardino Machado, Charles Chamberland, Aristide Bruant, and Désiré-Joseph Mercier. Among people deceased in 1924, Arne Garborg ranks 39Before him are Valery Bryusov, Teófilo Braga, Matsukata Masayoshi, Fernand Cormon, Théodore Dubois, and Louis Delluc. After him are Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, Emma Eckstein, E. D. Morel, Sergei Lyapunov, Hans Thoma, and Azem Galica.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Arne Garborg ranks 117 out of 735Before him are Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), Hans Gude (1825), Einar Gerhardsen (1897), Henrik Wergeland (1808), Sigurd Slembe (1100), and Caspar Wessel (1745). After him are Kjell Magne Bondevik (1947), Margit Sandemo (1924), Thorbjørn Jagland (1950), Jørgen Moe (1813), Belle Gunness (1859), and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Arne Garborg ranks 16Before him are Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), Alexander Kielland (1849), Jonas Lie (1833), Nordahl Grieg (1902), and Henrik Wergeland (1808). After him are Margit Sandemo (1924), Jørgen Moe (1813), Anne Holt (1958), Karin Fossum (1954), Gunnar Staalesen (1947), and Thorbjørn Egner (1912).