Knut Hamsun

1859 - 1952

Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to consciousness, subject, perspective and environment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Knut Hamsun has received more than 605,928 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 83rd most popular writer.

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  • 93

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Knut Hamsun ranks 82 out of 4,883Before him are Maxim Gorky, Robert Frost, Ayn Rand, Giorgio Vasari, Li Bai, and Guy de Maupassant. After him are Romain Rolland, Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Heine, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and Maurice Maeterlinck.

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Among people born in 1859, Knut Hamsun ranks 5Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, and Henri Bergson. After him are L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Yuan Shikai. Among people deceased in 1952, Knut Hamsun ranks 2Before him is Maria Montessori. After him are Eva Perón, John Dewey, George VI, Chaim Weizmann, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, and Sven Hedin.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Knut Hamsun ranks 5 out of 508Before him are Edvard Munch (1863), Roald Amundsen (1872), Henrik Ibsen (1828), and Edvard Grieg (1843). After him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Rollo (846), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), and Erik the Red (950).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Knut Hamsun ranks 2Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828). After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Jo Nesbø (1960), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Ivar Aasen (1813), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), Jonas Lie (1833), and Alexander Kielland (1849).

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