Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Playwright, Author

1832 – 1910

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Who was Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson?

Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Bjørnson is considered as one of The Four Greats Norwegian writers; the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet".

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Born
Dec 8, 1832
Kvikne
Also known as
  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson
  • Björnstjerne Björnson
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne
  • Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Ethnicity
  • Norwegians
Nationality
  • Norway
Profession
Education
  • University of Oslo
    (1852 - )
Lived in
  • Kvikne
  • Gausdal
Died
Apr 26, 1910
Paris
Resting place
Vår Frelsers gravlund

Submitted
on July 23, 2013