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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.

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Alf Larsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Alf Larsen was a Norwegian poet, essayist and magazine editor. He made his literary debut in 1912 with the poetry collection Vinterlandet. He supported Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, and edited the magazine Janus from 1933 to 1941. He co-founded the publishing house Dreyers forlag in 1942. He was awarded the Gyldendal's Endowment in 1959. Larsen himself considered his magazine Janus to be his most valuable contribution to Norwegian cultural life. There he presented what in hinsight stands out as a surprisingly clear-sighted criticism of nazi-Germany, and he also drew attention to the pre-nazistoid tendencies in the work of Norway's greatest writer, Knut Hamsun. Further he radically ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1885-1967)

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Aslaug Vaa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Aslaug Vaa was a Norwegian poet and playwright. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1889-1965)

Birthplace: Vinje, Norway

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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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. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats 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

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Finn Strømsted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Norway
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Finn Strømsted 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)

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