Ivar Aasen

1813 - 1896

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Ivar Andreas Aasen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈîːvɑr ˈòːsn̩]; 5 August 1813 – 23 September 1896) was a Norwegian philologist, lexicographer, playwright, and poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivar Aasen has received more than 107,231 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Ivar Aasen is the 609th most popular writer (up from 974th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Norway (up from 58th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Writer.

Ivar Aasen was a Norwegian philologist and linguist who is most famous for his work on the Norwegian language. He was the creator of the written form of the Norwegian language, Nynorsk.

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Among writers, Ivar Aasen ranks 609 out of 5,755Before him are Pierre Loti, Anton Makarenko, John Donne, Ludwig Tieck, Anne Rice, and Walther von der Vogelweide. After him are Novatian, Alexander Herzen, Hermann Broch, Harry Martinson, Al-Zamakhshari, and Bai Juyi.

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Among people born in 1813, Ivar Aasen ranks 6Before him are Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Søren Kierkegaard, David Livingstone, and Claude Bernard. After him are Georg Büchner, John Snow, Henry Bessemer, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Franz Miklosich. Among people deceased in 1896, Ivar Aasen ranks 11Before him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, August Kekulé, William Morris, Hippolyte Fizeau, Otto Lilienthal, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After him are John Everett Millais, H. H. Holmes, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Edmond de Goncourt, José Rizal, and Ambroise Thomas.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ivar Aasen ranks 32 out of 927Before him are Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ragnar Frisch (1895), Magnus the Good (1024), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Odd Hassel (1897), and Olaf II of Denmark (1370). After him are Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Christian Lous Lange (1869), and Haakon IV of Norway (1204).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Ivar Aasen ranks 6Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Knut Hamsun (1859), Jo Nesbø (1960), Jostein Gaarder (1952), and Ludvig Holberg (1684). After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Alexander Kielland (1849), Kjell Askildsen (1929), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Tarjei Vesaas (1897).