Sigrid Undset

1882 - 1949

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Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian-Danish novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.Undset was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, but her family moved to Norway when she was two years old. In 1924, she converted to Catholicism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigrid Undset has received more than 338,234 page views. Her biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Sigrid Undset is the 193rd most popular writer (down from 139th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Writer.

Sigrid Undset is most famous for her historical novel, Kristin Lavransdatter.

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Among writers, Sigrid Undset ranks 193 out of 5,794Before her are Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, and Lucian. After her are Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, and Dr. Seuss.

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Among people born in 1882, Sigrid Undset ranks 8Before her are Igor Stravinsky, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After her are Georgi Dimitrov, Ion Antonescu, Günther von Kluge, Edward Hopper, Emmy Noether, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1949, Sigrid Undset ranks 3Before her are Maurice Maeterlinck and Richard Strauss. After her are George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, James Ensor, Charles Ponzi, Hassan al-Banna, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Kim Jong-suk.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Sigrid Undset ranks 14 out of 783Before her are Vitus Bering (1681), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Ole Rømer (1644), George I of Greece (1845), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), and Frederick IX of Denmark (1899). After her are Gorm the Old (900), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Karen Blixen (1885), Saxo Grammaticus (1150), Ubba (1000), and Christian II of Denmark (1481).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Sigrid Undset ranks 2Before her are Hans Christian Andersen (1805). After her are Karen Blixen (1885), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Sven Hassel (1917), Georg Brandes (1842), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), and Martin Andersen Nexø (1869).