Trygve Gulbranssen

1894 - 1962

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Trygve Emanuel Gulbranssen (baptized Trygve Emanuel Gulbrandsen; 15 June 1894 – 10 October 1962) was a Norwegian novelist, businessman and journalist. Gulbranssen is best known for writing the Bjørndal Trilogy – Og bakom synger skogene (1933), published in English as Beyond Sing the Woods; and Det blåser fra Dauingfjell (1934) and Ingen vei går utenom (1935), collectively translated under the English title The Wind from the Mountains. His books were well received by critics and readers alike, and they have been translated into over 30 languages and sold more than 12 million copies. At one point prior to the outbreak of World War II, the popularity of the Trilogy made Gulbranssen the fourth-bestselling author worldwide, and the success of the American editions of his work secured for him the distinction of being the only Scandinavian author of fiction to be included in the prestigious List of Books Chosen for the White House – a collection of works of literature selected by U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Trygve Gulbranssen has received more than 25,046 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Trygve Gulbranssen is the 1,542nd most popular writer (up from 2,079th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Norway and the 10th most popular Norwegian Writer.

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Among writers, Trygve Gulbranssen ranks 1,542 out of 5,794Before him are Josep Pla, Alphonse Allais, John Edward Williams, Viktor Suvorov, Edward Lear, and Jules Romains. After him are Valery Bryusov, Rubem Fonseca, Gil Vicente, Symeon the Metaphrast, Pío Baroja, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim.

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Among people born in 1894, Trygve Gulbranssen ranks 61Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Ernst Lindemann, Walter Warlimont, Hans Langsdorff, and Georges Guynemer. After him are Wäinö Aaltonen, Aino Aalto, King Vidor, Anton Mussert, Erwin Schulhoff, and Frank Borzage. Among people deceased in 1962, Trygve Gulbranssen ranks 53Before him are Vita Sackville-West, Kirsten Flagstad, André Lhote, Natalia Sedova, Hu Shih, and Lei Feng. After him are Princess Helen of Serbia, Henri Wallon, Tod Browning, Frank Borzage, E. E. Cummings, and Wilhelm Ackermann.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Trygve Gulbranssen ranks 90 out of 735Before him are Eystein I of Norway (1088), Jan Garbarek (1947), Kristian Birkeland (1867), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Kirsten Flagstad (1895), and Atle Selberg (1917). After him are Morten Harket (1959), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), Alexander Kielland (1849), Naddodd (900), Martin Vahl (1749), and Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Trygve Gulbranssen ranks 10Before him are Jo Nesbø (1960), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), and Tarjei Vesaas (1897). After him are Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), Alexander Kielland (1849), Jonas Lie (1833), Nordahl Grieg (1902), Henrik Wergeland (1808), and Arne Garborg (1851).