Ole Edvart Rølvaag

Novelist, Author

1876 – 1931

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Who was Ole Edvart Rølvaag?

Ole Edvart Rølvaag was a Norwegian-American novelist and professor who became well known for his writings regarding the Norwegian American immigrant experience. Ole Rolvaag is most frequently associated with Giants in the Earth, his award-winning, epic novel of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in Dakota Territory.

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Born
Apr 22, 1876
Dønna
Also known as
  • O.E. Rolvaag
  • Ole Edvart Rølvåg
  • O. E Rølvaag
Religion
  • Lutheranism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Augustana Academy
  • St. Olaf College
Employment
  • St. Olaf College
Lived in
  • South Dakota
  • Northfield
Died
Nov 5, 1931

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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