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List of notable or famous scientists from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Norway and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Norway is included when available.

This list contains people like Fridtjof Nansen and Thor Heyerdahl.

This historic scientists from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Norway?" These prominent scientists of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian scientists.

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Anton Skulberg was a Norwegian scientist and politician for the Centre Party. He was born in Kristiania as a son of Ragnvald Skulberg and housewife Anna Marie Busch. Between 9 May 1940 and 27 May 1940 he participated as a soldier in the Norwegian Campaign. He enrolled as a student in 1942, graduated ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1921-2012)

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Profession: Scientist

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Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Norway
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Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, cross-country skiing on the island, and won international fame ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1861-1930)

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Profession: Politician, Scientist, Explorer

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Gerhard Armauer Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Norway
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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. ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1841-1912)

Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

Profession: Scientist, Physician

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Gunnar Skirbekk


Gunnar Skirbekk is a Norwegian philosopher. He is professor emeritus at the Department of Philosophy and the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and ...more

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Age: 78

Profession: Scientist