Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

1832 - 1910

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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson ( BYURN-sən, Norwegian: [ˈbjø̂ːɳstjæːɳə ˈbjø̂ːɳsɔn]; 8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910) was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson has received more than 222,413 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is the 216th most popular writer (down from 201st in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Norway (down from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Norwegian Writer.

Bjørnson is most famous for his novel "Peer Gynt" and his play "A Doll's House."

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Among writers, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson ranks 216 out of 5,794Before him are Yasunari Kawabata, Karen Blixen, François de La Rochefoucauld, C. S. Lewis, Bram Stoker, and Doris Lessing. After him are Mary Wollstonecraft, Colette, Walt Whitman, Pierre Corneille, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Orhan Pamuk.

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Among people born in 1832, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson ranks 8Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, and Maximilian I of Mexico. After him are Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Ivan Shishkin, and José Echegaray. Among people deceased in 1910, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson ranks 9Before him are Florence Nightingale, Henry Dunant, Robert Koch, William James, Edward VII, and Henri Rousseau. After him are Nadar, O. Henry, Mily Balakirev, Chulalongkorn, Marius Petipa, and Johann Gottfried Galle.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson ranks 16 out of 735Before him are Erik the Red (950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Olaf Tryggvason (963), and Olaf II of Norway (993). After him are Vidkun Quisling (1887), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), and Jo Nesbø (1960).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson ranks 3Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828) and Knut Hamsun (1859). After him are Jo Nesbø (1960), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Alexander Kielland (1849).