Famous Norwegian Poets - Famous Poets from Norway

This famous Norwegian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Norwegian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Norway.

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Ibsen, Henrik

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Henrik Johan Ibsen (Norwegian:  ['hnk 'psn] ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. 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, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century.
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Aasen, Ivar Andreas

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Ivar Andreas Aasen (ō′zen), Norwegian poet and philologist, was born in 1813 and died in 1896. He wrote miscellaneous poems and a drama, but he is chiefly known as the originator of the patriotic movement known as the Maulstroev.
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Jacobsen, Rolf

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Rolf Jacobsen (March 8, 1907—February 20, 1994) could be said to be the first modernist writer in Norway. Jacobsen's career as a writer spanned more than fifty years. He is one of Scandinavia’s most distinguished poets, who launched poetic modernism in Norway with his first book, Jord og jern (Earth and Iron) in 1933. Jacobsen's work has been translated into over twenty languages. The central theme in his work is the balance between nature and technology - he was called "the Green Poet" in Norwegian literature.. Norwegian poet writer
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Hauge, Olav

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Olav Håkonson Hauge (18 August 1908 – 23 May 1994) was a Norwegian poet. He was born in Ulvik and lived his whole life there, working as a gardener in his own orchard .
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Herman Wessel, Johan

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Johan Herman Wessel (6 October 1742, Vestby – 29 December 1785, Copenhagen) was a Norwegian-Danish poet. Some of his satirical poems are still popular.. Norwegian-Danish poet
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Dass, Petter

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The “father” of modern Norwegian poetry during his generation.
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Engelbrechtsdatter, Dorthe

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Norwegian poet, was born at Bergen on the 16th of January 1634; her father, Engelbrecht Jörgensen, was originally rector of the high school in that city, and afterwards dean of the cathedral.