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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.

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    Gunnar Edvard Rode Heiberg (18 November 1857 – 22 February 1929) was a Norwegian poet, playwright, journalist and theatre critic....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1857-1929)
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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    Hans Henrik Holm (18 January 1896 – 27 September 1980) was a Norwegian poet and folklorist. He made his literary début in 1933 with the epic poem Jonsoknatt, the first in a series of seven volumes. His published the trilogy Bygdir i solrøyk between 1949 and 1951. He was awarded the Gyldendal's Endowment in 1950....  more
    • Age: 125
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    Henrik Ibsen

    Henrik Johan Ibsen (; Norwegian: [ˈhɛnrɪk ˈɪpsn̩]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and by the early 20th century A Doll's House became the world's most performed play.Several of his later dramas were considered scandalous to many...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1828-1906)
    • Birthplace: Skien, Norway
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    Olaf Jacob Martin Luther Breda Bull (10 November 1883 – 29 June 1933) was a Norwegian poet. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature six times....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1883-1933)
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway