Ferdinand Bie

1888 - 1961

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Ferdinand Reinhardt Bie (16 February 1888 – 9 November 1961) was a Norwegian track and field athlete. At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm he won the silver medal in pentathlon. On winner Jim Thorpe's subsequent disqualification for having played semi-professional baseball in 1913, Bie was declared Olympic champion, but refused to accept the gold medal from the IOC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Bie has received more than 23,485 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferdinand Bie is the 1,334th most popular athlete (down from 692nd in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Norway (down from 327th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Norwegian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Ferdinand Bie ranks 1,334 out of 6,025Before him are Miklós Szilvási, Bernhard Germeshausen, Vilhelm Carlberg, Randy Barnes, Arthur Wint, and Shuhei Nishida. After him are Vincent Matthews, Barney Ewell, Sulo Nurmela, Richard Lawrence, Ingemar Hedberg, and Commodore Cochran.

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Among people born in 1888, Ferdinand Bie ranks 243Before him are J. B. Kripalani, Cathleen Nesbitt, Natalena Koroleva, Eduard Bass, Osvald Moberg, and Willis Augustus Lee. After him are Paul Niggli, Joseph Pletincx, William Hood Simpson, Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola, Karl Gustafsson, and Victor Schertzinger. Among people deceased in 1961, Ferdinand Bie ranks 186Before him are Uberto De Morpurgo, Herman Glass, Francesco Severi, William Z. Foster, Adela Pankhurst, and Richard Gunn. After him are Max Schöne, Frances Schroth, Jean de Bie, Johan Sigfrid Sirén, Niels Petersen, and Augusto Barcía Trelles.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ferdinand Bie ranks 438 out of 1,039Before him are Vigdis Hjorth (1959), Lasse Kjus (1971), Ole Østmo (1866), Sigurd Moen (1897), Henry Johansen (1904), and Sverre Farstad (1920). After him are Aksel Lund Svindal (1982), Emil Stang (1834), Johan Sebastian Welhaven (1807), Johan Sverdrup (1816), Peder Kolstad (1878), and Frithjof Sælen (1892).

Among ATHLETES In Norway

Among athletes born in Norway, Ferdinand Bie ranks 43Before him are Johannes Thingnes Bø (1993), Liv Grete Skjelbreid (1974), Arne Halse (1887), Halvard Hanevold (1969), Ernst Larsen (1926), and Ole Østmo (1866). After him are Eirik Kvalfoss (1959), Bjørn Paulson (1923), Emil Hegle Svendsen (1985), Brit Pettersen (1961), Alf Hansen (1948), and Andreas Thorkildsen (1982).