100 Notable alumni of
University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is 128th in the world, 42nd in Europe, and 1st in Norway by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Oslo sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 7 individuals affiliated with the University of Oslo won Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economics.

  1. Harald V of Norway

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    Harald V of Norway
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 1955-1955
    Occupations
    monarchcrown princeprince
    Biography

    Harald V is the King of Norway. He acceded to the throne on 17 January 1991.

  2. Willy Brandt

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    Willy Brandt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1913-1992 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiannon-fiction writerautobiographer
    Biography

    Willy Brandt was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974.

  3. Fridtjof Nansen

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    Fridtjof Nansen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1861-1930 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    zoologistpolar explorerdiplomatprofessorpolitician
    Biography

    Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian polymath and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He gained prominence at various points in his life as an explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his Fram expedition of 1893–1896. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

  4. Thor Heyerdahl

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    Thor Heyerdahl
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1914-2002 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    exploreranthropologistarchaeologisthistorianscreenwriter
    Biography

    Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany and geography.

  5. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

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    Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway is the only son of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, and heir apparent to the throne of Norway.

  6. Jens Stoltenberg

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    Jens Stoltenberg
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 1987
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Jens Stoltenberg is a Norwegian politician who has served as the 13th Secretary General of NATO since 2014. A member of the Labour Party, he previously served as Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 until 2013.

  7. Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway

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    Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 2000-2002
    Occupations
    aristocrat
    Biography

    Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon. Haakon is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should he ascend to the throne, she will automatically become Queen consort of Norway.

  8. Queen Sonja of Norway

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    Queen Sonja of Norway
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    consort
    Biography

    Sonja is the Queen consort of Norway since 17 January 1991 as the wife of King Harald V.

  9. Ari Behn

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    Ari Behn
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1972-2019 (aged 47)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Ari Mikael Behn was a Norwegian author, playwright, and visual artist.

  10. Harrison Schmitt

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    Harrison Schmitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    geologistpoliticianastronautscientist
    Biography

    Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico, and the most recent person still living to have walked on the Moon.

  11. Gro Harlem Brundtland

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    Gro Harlem Brundtland
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    physicianpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Gro Harlem Brundtland is a Norwegian politician, who served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. She is also known for having chaired the Brundtland Commission which presented the Brundtland Report on sustainable development.

  12. Niels Henrik Abel

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    Niels Henrik Abel
    Born in
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    Years
    1802-1829 (aged 27)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician who made pioneering contributions in a variety of fields. His most famous single result is the first complete proof demonstrating the impossibility of solving the general quintic equation in radicals. This question was one of the outstanding open problems of his day, and had been unresolved for over 250 years. He was also an innovator in the field of elliptic functions, discoverer of Abelian functions. He made his discoveries while living in poverty and died at the age of 26 from tuberculosis.

  13. Jostein Gaarder

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    Jostein Gaarder
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writerteachernovelistphilosopherchildren's writer
    Biography

    Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories, and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often utilizes metafiction in his works and constructs stories within stories. His best known work is the novel Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy (1991). It has been translated into 60 languages; there are over 40 million copies in print.

  14. Trygve Lie

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    Trygve Lie
    Born in
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    Years
    1896-1968 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjuristlawyer
    Biography

    Trygve Halvdan Lie was a Norwegian politician, labour leader, government official and author. He served as Norwegian foreign minister during the critical years of the Norwegian government in exile in London from 1940 to 1945. From 1946 to 1952 he was the first Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lie earned a reputation as a pragmatic, determined politician.

  15. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

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    Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1832-1910 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightwriterjournalistprosaist
    Biography

    Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. He was a prolific polemicist and extremely influential in Norwegian public life and Scandinavian cultural debate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet". Composer Fredrikke Waaler based a composition for voice and piano (Spinnersken) on text by Bjørnson.

  16. Johan Galtung

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    Johan Galtung
    Born in
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    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    mathematicianpolitical scientistsociologistuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Johan Vincent Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist, and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies.

  17. Marit Larsen

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    Marit Larsen
    Born in
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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    musiciansingersinger-songwriterguitaristpianist
    Biography

    Marit Elisabeth Larsen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She began playing violin at age of 5 and played it until the age of 8. She gained international fame during her teenage years as a member of the pop duo M2M with childhood friend Marion Raven. She then pursued her own music career, releasing her debut solo album Under the Surface in 2006. Her second album, The Chase, was released in Norway in October 2008. Her third album, titled Spark was released in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland on 18 November 2011, and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 16 December 2011. Her fourth studio album When the Morning Comes was released on 20 October 2014. Larsen toured in its support within Norway with her own concerts, played songs from the album in Germany and Switzerland at public festivals and was the opening act at two of Johannes Oerding's concerts in November 2015.

  18. Jan Garbarek

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    Jan Garbarek
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Jan Garbarek is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, who is also active in classical music and world music.

  19. Arne Næss

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    Arne Næss
    Born in
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    Years
    1912-2009 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    philosopherprofessormountaineerwriter
    Biography

    Arne Dekke Eide Næss was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century. Næss cited Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring as being a key influence in his vision of deep ecology. Næss combined his ecological vision with Gandhian nonviolence and on several occasions participated in direct action.

  20. Gunhild A. Stordalen

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    Gunhild A. Stordalen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 2000-2007
    Occupations
    physicianenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Gunhild Anker Stordalen is a Norwegian physician and environmental advocate. She is the founder and president of EAT Foundation, the co-founder and chair of the philanthropic Stordalen Foundation, the CEO of GreeNudge and serves on the board of several commercial and nonprofit organizations. She has been engaged in public debate on issues like climate change and public health and has focused on transforming the global food system.

  21. Thorbjørn Jagland

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    Thorbjørn Jagland
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Thorbjørn Jagland is a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He served as the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 2009 to 2019. He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001 and as President of the Storting from 2005 to 2009.

  22. Geir Lippestad

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    Geir Lippestad
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    advocate
    Biography

    Geir Lippestad is a Norwegian lawyer, politician and social activist. He is known for his involvement in several high-profile legal cases, and for starting the political party Sentrum in 2020.

  23. Henrik Wergeland

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    Henrik Wergeland
    Born in
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    Years
    1808-1845 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    poethistorianwritertheologianarchivist
    Biography

    Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.

  24. Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad

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    Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    drummermusician
    Biography

    Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad is the drummer in black metal bands Satyricon and 1349.

  25. Jan Egeland

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    Jan Egeland
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomathuman rights activist
    Biography

    Jan Egeland is a Norwegian diplomat, political scientist, humanitarian leader and former Labour Party politician who has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council since 2013. He served as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1997 and as United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from 2003 to 2006.

  26. May-Britt Moser

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    May-Britt Moser
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    In 1995 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    professorneuroscientistpsychologist
    Biography

    May-Britt Moser is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, who is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She and her then-husband, Edvard Moser, shared half of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded for work concerning the grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, as well as several additional space-representing cell types in the same circuit that make up the positioning system in the brain. Together with Edvard Moser she established the Moser research environment at NTNU, which they lead. Since 2012 she heads the Centre for Neural Computation.

  27. Kari Bremnes

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    Kari Bremnes
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    singersongwriteractorrecording artist
    Biography

    Kari Bremnes is a Norwegian singer and songwriter.

  28. Sophus Lie

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    Sophus Lie
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1842-1899 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 1859
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Marius Sophus Lie was a Norwegian mathematician. He largely created the theory of continuous symmetry and applied it to the study of geometry and differential equations.

  29. Ragnar Frisch

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    Ragnar Frisch
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1895-1973 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    economisteconometricianprofessor
    Biography

    Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch was a Norwegian economist and the co-recipient of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969 (with Jan Tinbergen). He is known for being one of the founders of the discipline of econometrics, and for coining the widely used term pair macroeconomics/microeconomics in 1933.

  30. Hadia Tajik

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    Hadia Tajik
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Graduated with Master of Jurisprudence
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistjurist
    Biography

    Hadia Tajik is a Pakistani-Norwegian jurist, journalist and politician. On 21 September 2012, she was appointed Minister of Culture. She was 29 years of age at the time and became the youngest minister to serve in the Norwegian government. She is the first Muslim and Asian member of government, and is a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party representing Oslo.

  31. Trond Giske

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    Trond Giske
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Trond Giske is a Norwegian politician who served as deputy leader of the Labour Party from 2015 until his resignation in 2018 as a result of the so-called Giske affair. He announced his permanent withdrawal from politics in 2020 following accusations of widespread sexual harassment and sexual assault against multiple women.

  32. Åse Kleveland

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    Åse Kleveland
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    singerpoliticiansongwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer, guitarist, politician and activist.

  33. Trine Skei Grande

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    Trine Skei Grande
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Trine Skei Grande is a Norwegian politician who served as the leader of the Liberal Party of Norway from 2010 to 2020. She also served as Minister of Education from January to March 2020, and as Minister of Culture and Gender Equality from 2018 to 2020. She is also a member of parliament for Oslo since 2001.

  34. Alexander Kielland

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    Alexander Kielland
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1849-1906 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Alexander Lange Kielland was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "The Four Greats" of Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie.

  35. Gerhard Armauer Hansen

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    Gerhard Armauer Hansen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1841-1912 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    physicianpathologistbiologist
    Biography

    Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen was a Norwegian physician, remembered for his identification of the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae in 1873 as the causative agent of leprosy. His distinguished work was recognized at the International Leprosy Congress held at Bergen in 1909.

  36. Anne-Cath. Vestly

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    Anne-Cath. Vestly
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1920-2008 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    actorwritertranslatorchildren's writer
    Biography

    Anne-Cath. Vestly was a Norwegian author of children’s literature. She is known for a wide range of children's books published from 1953 to 2004. Vestly was best known for her series about a grandmother (Mormor) who looked after and shared numerous adventures with a flock of eight children.

  37. Åsne Seierstad

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    Åsne Seierstad
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Åsne Seierstad is a Norwegian freelance journalist and writer, best known for her accounts of everyday life in war zones – most notably Kabul after 2001, Baghdad in 2002 and the ruined Grozny in 2006.

  38. Edvard Moser

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    Edvard Moser
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    professorneuroscientistpsychologist
    Biography

    Edvard Ingjald Moser is a Norwegian professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. In 2005, he and May-Britt Moser discovered grid cells in the brain's medial entorhinal cortex. Grid cells are specialized neurons that provide the brain with a coordinate system and a metric for space. In 2018 he discovered a neural network that expresses your sense of time in experiences and memories located in the brain's lateral entorhinal cortex. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with long-term collaborator and then-wife May-Britt Moser, and previous mentor John O'Keefe for their work identifying the brain's positioning system. The two main components of the brain's GPS are; grid cells and place cells, a specialized type of neuron that respond to specific locations in space. Together with May-Britt Moser he established the Moser research environment, which they lead.

  39. Kåre Willoch

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    Kåre Willoch
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1928-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Kåre Isaachsen Willoch is a Norwegian politician who served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1981 to 1986 and as chairman of the Conservative Party from 1970 to 1974. He previously served as Minister of Trade and Shipping in 1963 and 1965–1970, and as President of the Nordic Council in 1973.

  40. Lars Saabye Christensen

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    Lars Saabye Christensen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscreenwriterpoet
    Biography

    Lars Saabye Christensen, is a Norwegian/Danish author.

  41. Gunnar Sønsteby

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    Gunnar Sønsteby
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1918-2012 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    writerresistance fighterlecturerbusinesspersonSOE agent
    Biography

    Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby DSO was a member of the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of Norway in World War II. Known by the nickname "Kjakan" ("The Chin") and as "Agent No. 24", he was the most highly decorated citizen in Norway, including being the only person to have been awarded the War Cross with three swords, Norway's highest military decoration.

  42. Christian Krohg

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    Christian Krohg
    Born in
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    Years
    1852-1925 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    painterprofessorwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Christian Krohg was a Norwegian naturalist painter, illustrator, author and journalist. Krohg was inspired by the realism art movement and often chose motives from everyday life. He was the director and served as the first professor at the Norwegian Academy of Arts from 1909 to 1925.

  43. Nordahl Grieg

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    Nordahl Grieg
    Born in
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    Years
    1902-1943 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    writerpoetjournalistplaywrightartist
    Biography

    Johan Nordahl Brun Grieg was a Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. He was a popular author and a controversial public figure. He served in World War II as a war correspondent and was killed while on a bombing mission to Berlin.

  44. Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

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    Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1812-1885 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writermarine biologistchildren's writerforestercollector of fairy tales
    Biography

    Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a Norwegian writer and scholar. He and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe were collectors of Norwegian folklore. They were so closely united in their lives' work that their folk tale collections are commonly mentioned only as "Asbjørnsen and Moe".

  45. Bjørnar Moxnes

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    Bjørnar Moxnes
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bjørnar Moxnes is a Norwegian politician. He is the leader of the Red Party, having succeeded Turid Thomassen on 6 May 2012. He is a member of Parliament from Oslo. He was formerly deputy party leader from 2010 to 2012.

  46. Eugenio Barba

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    Eugenio Barba
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorwriteractorplaywright
    Biography

    Eugenio Barba is an Italian author and theatre director based in Denmark. He is the founder of the Odin Theatre and the International School of Theatre Anthropology, both located in Holstebro, Denmark.

  47. Johan Sebastian Welhaven

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    Johan Sebastian Welhaven
    Born in
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    Years
    1807-1873 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightliterary criticuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer Welhaven was a Norwegian author, poet, critic and art theorist. He has been considered "one of the greatest figures in Norwegian literature."

  48. Jon Michelet

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    Jon Michelet
    Born in
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    Years
    1944-2018 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    writertelevision presenterpoliticianjournalistcontributing editor
    Biography

    Jon Michelet was a Norwegian novelist. He had experience in various lines of work, including sailor and dock worker and references to these experiences can be found in his writing. His writing spans several genres such as crime novels, newspaper columns, sports journalism and children's books.

  49. Maja Lunde

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    Maja Lunde
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    screenwriterauthor
    Biography

    Maja Lunde, is a Norwegian writer.

  50. Håkon Wium Lie

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    Håkon Wium Lie
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineerprogrammerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Håkon Wium Lie is a Norwegian web pioneer, a standards activist, and the Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software from 1998 until the browser was sold to new owners in 2016. He is best known for developing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) while working with Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN in 1994.

  51. Harald Eia

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    Harald Eia
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied sociology
    Occupations
    sociologisttelevision presentercomedianactorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Harald Meldal Eia is a Norwegian comedian, sociologist and documentarian.

  52. Hans Olav Lahlum

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    Hans Olav Lahlum
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Graduated with Candidatus philologiæ
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianhistorianchess playerjournalist
    Biography

    Hans Olav Lahlum is a Norwegian historian, crime author, chess player and organizer, and politician. He has written biographies on Oscar Torp and Haakon Lie, and a history book about all the Presidents of the United States.

  53. Jonas Lie

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    Jonas Lie
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1833-1908 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    writerpoetjournalistreporterlawyer
    Biography

    Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie was a Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright who, together with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Alexander Kielland, is considered to have been one of the Four Greats of 19th century Norwegian literature.

  54. Odvar Nordli

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    Odvar Nordli
    Born in
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    Years
    1927-2018 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Odvar Nordli was a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He was Prime Minister of Norway from 1976 to 1981 during the Cold War. Before serving as Prime Minister, Nordli served as Minister of Local Government from 1971 to 1972.

  55. Mads Gilbert

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    Mads Gilbert
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    In 1973 studied medicine
    Occupations
    professorphysicianpolitician
    Biography

    Mads Fredrik Gilbert is a Norwegian physician, humanitarian, activist and politician for the Red Party. He is a specialist in anesthesiology and head of the emergency medicine department at the University Hospital of North Norway and Professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø.

  56. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum

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    Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianfarmer
    Biography

    Trygve Magnus Slagsvold Vedum is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party. He is an MP for Hedmark since 2005, leader of the Centre Party since 2014, and he served as Minister of Agriculture and Food from 2012 to 2013, all of which he achieved before the age of 36.

  57. Hjalmar Johansen

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    Hjalmar Johansen
    Born in
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    Years
    1867-1913 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    explorer
    Biography

    Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen was a Norwegian polar explorer. He participated on the first and third Fram expeditions. He shipped out with the Fridtjof Nansen expedition in 1893–1896, and accompanied Nansen to notch a new Farthest North record near the North Pole. Johansen also participated in the expedition of Roald Amundsen to the South Pole in 1910–1912.

  58. Erik Solheim

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    Erik Solheim
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Erik Solheim is a Norwegian diplomat and former politician. He served in the Norwegian government from 2005 to 2012 as Minister of International Development and Minister of the Environment, and as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme from 2016 to 2018. Solheim is a member of the Green Party. Erik Solheim has 4 children, Øyvind Bugge Solheim (35), Mari Bugge Solheim (32), Aksel Ulverud Solheim (19), and Sofie Ulverud Solheim (15).

  59. Trygve Bratteli

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    1910-1984 (aged 74)
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    politicianautobiographer
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    Trygve Martin Bratteli was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician with the Norwegian Labour Party. He served as prime minister of Norway from 1971 to 1972 and again from 1973 to 1976. He was president of the Nordic Council in 1978.

  60. Bjørn Kjos

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    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    lawyerentrepreneurbusinesspersonfighter pilotchief executive officer
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    Bjørn Kjos is a Norwegian aviator, lawyer, and business magnate. He is best known as the founder and CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, briefly Scandinavia's largest airline, and Europe's third largest low-cost airline.

  61. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    anthropologistprofessorwriter
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    Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a Norwegian anthropologist. He is currently a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, as well as the 2015–2016 president of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

  62. Camilla Stoltenberg

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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
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    physicianscientistdirector
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    Camilla Stoltenberg is a Norwegian physician and researcher. Since 13 August 2012, she has been Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. She is the sister of former Prime Minister of Norway and General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.

  63. Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner

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    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
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    Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner is an Icelandic-Norwegian programmer and businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of Vivaldi Technologies. Before starting the Vivaldi Web browser, he launched a community site called Vivaldi.net. Tetzchner is also a co-founder and the former CEO of Opera Software.

  64. Trygve Haavelmo

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    Nobel Prize in Economics in 1989
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    Years
    1911-1999 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    mathematicianeconomisteconometricianprofessor
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    Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, born in Skedsmo, Norway, was an economist whose research interests centered on econometrics. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1989.

  65. Kristen Nygaard

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    Years
    1926-2002 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacherpolitician
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    Kristen Nygaard was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer, and politician. Internationally, Nygaard is acknowledged as the co-inventor of object-oriented programming and the programming language Simula with Ole-Johan Dahl in the 1960s. Nygaard and Dahl received the 2001 A. M. Turing Award for their contribution to computer science.

  66. Atle Selberg

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    1917-2007 (aged 90)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Atle Selberg was a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory and the theory of automorphic forms, and in particular for bringing them into relation with spectral theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1950 and an honorary Abel Prize in 2002.

  67. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

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    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientist
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    Torbjørn Røe Isaksen is a Norwegian politician, MP for the Conservative Party who has served as Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion since January 2020. He previously served as Minister of Trade and Industry from 2018 to 2020 and Minister of Education and Research from October 2013 to January 2018; except from September to November 2017 when he was on parental leave and his duties were undertaken by Henrik Asheim.

  68. Kaci Kullmann Five

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    Years
    1951-2017 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientist
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    Karin Cecilie "Kaci" Kullmann Five was a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1981 to 1997, as Minister of Trade and Shipping in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990 and as leader of the Conservative Party from 1991 to 1994. After she left politics in 1997, she held roles in private business, ran her own consultancy and was a board member of Statoil and other companies and organisations.

  69. Jan P. Syse

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    Years
    1930-1997 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyercontributing editor
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    Jan Peder Syse was a Norwegian lawyer and politician from the Conservative Party. He was Prime Minister of Norway from 1989 to 1990. He also served as Minister of Industry from 1983 to 1985. Syse was President of the Lagting 1993–1997. Syse was President of the Nordic Council in 1988 and 1993. He served in the Norwegian parliament for over 25 years until his sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1997.

  70. Christian Lous Lange

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    1869-1938 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    historianpolitical scientistwriterpeace activistdiplomat
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    Christian Lous Lange was a Norwegian historian, teacher, and political scientist. He was one of the world's foremost exponents of the theory and practice of internationalism.

  71. Mona Juul

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Mona Juul is an official in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former politician for the Labour Party. Juul hails from Sparbu, and was educated in political science. She played a key role facilitating the Oslo Accords in the 1990s. On 25 July 2019, Juul was elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

  72. Bram Peper

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    1940-.. (age 81)
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    politiciansociologistuniversity teacher
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    Abraham "Bram" Peper is a Dutch retired politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

  73. Victor Goldschmidt

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    Years
    1888-1947 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    chemistprofessorgeologist
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    Victor Moritz Goldschmidt was a Norwegian mineralogist considered (together with Vladimir Vernadsky) to be the founder of modern geochemistry and crystal chemistry, developer of the Goldschmidt Classification of elements.

  74. Alistair Cockburn

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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    programmercomputer scientist
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    Alistair Cockburn /ˈælɪstər ˈkoʊbərn/ is an American computer scientist, known as one of the initiators of the agile movement in software development. He signed the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

  75. Edvard Hoem

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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
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    poettranslatorwriterplaywright
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    Edvard Hoem is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grønne musikantar. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel Kjærleikens ferjereiser. He was awarded the Melsom Prize in 2006, and the Peter Dass Prize in 2007 for the novel Mors og fars historie. He received the Ibsen Prize in 2008 for the play Mikal Hetles siste ord.

  76. Hassan Ali Khayre

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    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Hassan Ali Khaire, popularly known as Hassan Khaire, is a Somali activist and former refugee to Norway, manager, politician and is the former Prime Minister of Somalia. He was appointed on 23 February 2017 by Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Faarmajo" and Somali Prime Minister Hassan Khaire promptly resigned on Saturday July 25th after MPs tried to pass a vote of no confident vote without due improper process and has decided to be an example for the Somali people by resigning from the position he has held for the Somali people,” said PM Khaire, adding that he was doing so to set a good example in leadership despite the MPs move which he termed unconstitutional.

  77. Rolf Jacobsen

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    1907-1994 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistwriter
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    Rolf Jacobsen was a Norwegian author.

  78. Anne Lindmo

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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television presenter
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    Anne Sandvik Lindmo is a Norwegian TV host who is most known for her talk show Store studio and Lindmo, aired by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Less notable, Lindmo also hosts her own podcast with co-workers Rune Norum and Halvor Haugen.

  79. Monica Mæland

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    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Monica Mæland is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party who has served as Minister of Justice since 2020. Previously she served as Minister Local Government from 2018–2020, and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2013–2018. In local politics, she was the Chief Commissioner of Bergen from 2003–2013, and leader of the Hordaland Conservatives from 2002–2004.

  80. Christian Michelsen

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    Years
    1857-1925 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    statespersonship-ownerpolitician
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    Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen, better known as Christian Michelsen, was a Norwegian shipping magnate and statesman. He was the first Prime Minister of independent Norway from 1905 to 1907. Michelsen is most known for his central role in the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905, and was one of Norway's most influential politicians of his time.

  81. Olemic Thommessen

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Olaf Michael "Olemic" Thommessen is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and the President of the Storting from 8 October 2013 until 15 March 2018. On 8 March 2018 he announced that he would step down due to controversies surrounding a building project for a new entrance to the garage for Stortinget. The project saw the initial budget ballooning and questionable decisions taken and Thommessen acknowledged his overall responsibility and said he would step down.

  82. Kristin Halvorsen

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Kristin Halvorsen is a Norwegian politician of the Socialist Left Party. She served as Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2009 and as Minister of Education from 2009 to 2013.

  83. Peter Andreas Munch

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    Years
    1810-1863 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    regional historianhistorianliterary historianuniversity teacher
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    Peter Andreas Munch, usually known as P. A. Munch, was a Norwegian historian, known for his work on the medieval history of Norway. Munch's scholarship included Norwegian archaeology, geography, ethnography, linguistics, and jurisprudence. He was also noted for his Norse legendary saga translations.

  84. Marianne Borgen

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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciansociologist
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    Marianne Borgen is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party, and the current Mayor of Oslo.

  85. Tord Gustavsen

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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciancomposerpianist
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    Tord Gustavsen is a Norwegian jazz pianist and composer. He tours extensively worldwide, and he has been a bandleader for a trio, ensemble and quartet at various times, all bearing his name.

  86. Eskil Pedersen

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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Eskil Pedersen is a Norwegian politician and former leader from 2010 to 2014 of the Workers' Youth League (AUF), the youth organisation associated with Norway's leading Labour Party.

  87. John Christian Elden

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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Graduated with Candidate of Law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    John Christian Elden is a Norwegian barrister and politician for the Conservative Party.

  88. Odd Arne Westad

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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    historian
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    Odd Arne Westad FBA is a Norwegian historian specializing in the Cold War and contemporary East Asian history. He is the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University, where he teaches in the Yale History Department and in the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. Previously, Westad held the S.T. Lee Chair of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University, teaching in the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Westad has also taught at the London School of Economics, where he served as director of LSE IDEAS. In the spring semester 2019 Westad was Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University.

  89. Vilhelm Bjerknes

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    Years
    1862-1951 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    physicistmeteorologistuniversity teachermathematician
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    Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes was a Norwegian physicist and meteorologist who did much to found the modern practice of weather forecasting. He formulated the primitive equations that are still in use in numerical weather prediction and climate modeling, and he developed the so-called Bergen School of Meteorology, which was successful in advancing weather prediction and meteorology in the early 20th century.

  90. Ingrid Schulerud

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    civil servantdiplomat
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    Ingrid Schulerud is a Norwegian diplomat.

  91. Odd Hassel

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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1969
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    Years
    1897-1981 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    physical chemistchemistuniversity teacherphysicist
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    Odd Hassel was a Norwegian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate.

  92. Ragnar Tørnquist

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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
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    video game producerprogrammer
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    Ragnar Tørnquist is a Norwegian game designer and author. He has been working for Funcom in Oslo since 1994, and has founded his own studio Red Thread Games in November 2012.

  93. Jan Harold Brunvand

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    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    anthropologistsociologist
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    Jan Harold Brunvand is a retired American folklorist, researcher, writer, public speaker, and professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah.

  94. Yngve Slyngstad

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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    chief executive officereconomist
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    Yngve Slyngstad is the former CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) which is the part of the Norwegian Central Bank that is responsible for managing The Government Pension Fund - Global.

  95. Anne Stine Ingstad

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    Years
    1918-1997 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologistprehistorianexplorer
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    Anne Stine Ingstad was a Norwegian archaeologist who, along with her husband explorer Helge Ingstad, discovered the remains of a Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1960.

  96. Vygaudas Ušackas

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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianjurist
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    Vygaudas Ušackas is a former Lithuanian diplomat, from September 2013 to October 2017 he served as the European Union's Ambassador to Russia. Prior to that he served as the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan. Prior to heading Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ušackas was the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico from 2001 through 2006, then Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Founder of Mission Siberia.

  97. Espen Barth Eide

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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatpolitical scientist
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    Espen Barth Eide is a Norwegian politician and political scientist. He is Member of the Norwegian Parliament for 2017–2021, representing the Norwegian Labour Party. He was elected to this post in the Norwegian Parliamentary Election on 11 September 2017.

  98. Knut Faldbakken

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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterjournalistscience fiction writer
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    Knut Faldbakken is a Norwegian novelist.

  99. Anders Anundsen

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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristlawyer
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    Anders Anundsen is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party who served as Minister of Justice from 2013 to 2016. He was also a member of the Norwegian parliament, representing Vestfold from 2005 to 2017.

  100. Thoralf Skolem

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    Years
    1887-1963 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Oslo
    Studied in 1905-1909
    Occupations
    mathematicianphilosopheruniversity teacher
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    Thoralf Albert Skolem was a Norwegian mathematician who worked in mathematical logic and set theory.