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Famous Poets from Norway

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

People include everything from Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson to Henrik Ibsen.

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

Use this list of renowned Norwegian poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (12 items)
Alf Larsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Alf Larsen (22 July 1885 – 12 December 1967) was a Norwegian poet, essayist and magazine editor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1885-1967)

Aslaug Vaa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Aslaug Vaa (25 August 1889 – 28 November 1965) was a Norwegian poet and playwright. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1889-1965)

Birthplace: Vinje, Norway

Bjørnstjerne Bj&o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson ( BYURN-sən, Norwegian: [²bjøːɳstjæːɳə ²bjøːɳsɔn]; 8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910) 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. 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". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1832-1910)

Birthplace: Kvikne, Norway

Finn Strømsted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Finn Strømsted (9 June 1925 – 4 July 2003) was a Norwegian poet and graphical artist. He made his literary debut in 1956 with the poetry collection Angelicafløyten. Among his other collections are Bidevind from 1961, Susquehanna Blues from 1971, and En fugl har tent meg from 1995.He was awarded Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment in 1973. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)