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Sigrid Undset

1882 - 1949

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Sigrid Undset (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsɪ̂ɡˌɾiː ˈʉ̂nːˌseːt]) (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 373,684 page views. Her biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Sigrid Undset is the 184th most popular writer (up from 193rd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Writer.

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

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  • 94

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.28

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  • 3.43

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Among writers, Sigrid Undset ranks 184 out of 5,755Before her are Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, John the Evangelist, Juvenal, Mansur Al-Hallaj, and Georges Simenon. After her are François-René de Chateaubriand, John Steinbeck, Orhan Pamuk, Mario Vargas Llosa, Svetlana Alexievich, and Quintilian.

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Among people born in 1882, Sigrid Undset ranks 8Before her are Igor Stravinsky, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After her are Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, Ion Antonescu, and Emmy Noether. 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, Hassan al-Banna, Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Friedrich Bergius.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Sigrid Undset ranks 13 out of 893Before her are Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Cnut the Great (995), and Christian VII of Denmark (1749). After her are Karen Blixen (1885), Lili Elbe (1882), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Gorm the Old (900), and George I of Greece (1845).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Sigrid Undset ranks 3Before her are Hans Christian Andersen (1805) and Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857). After her are Karen Blixen (1885), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Sven Hassel (1917), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Georg Brandes (1842), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), and Tove Ditlevsen (1917).