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Bjornson, Bjornstjerne Martinius

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1910 AD
Nationality: Norwegian
Categories: Dramatist, Patriot, Poets

1832 – Bjornson was born on the 8th of December in Kvikne, Norway.

1849 – At the age of 17 he realised that he wanted to pursue his talent for poetry.

1852 – Bjornson matriculated at the University of Oslo.

1857 – He published Synnøve Solbakken, the first of Bjørnson’s peasant novel.

         – He was appointed director of the theatre at Bergen.

1858 – He published his work "Arne".

1860 – He travelled throughout Europe.

         – He published the "En glad Gut" (A Happy Boy).

1862 – He wrote trilogy "Sigurd Slembe", Norwegian national anthem "Ja, vi elsker dette landet".

1865 – He undertook the management of the Christiania theatre,

1868 – He published the "Fiskerjenten" (The Fisher Maiden).

1870 – He published his Poems and Songs and the epic cycle called Arnljot Gelline.

1871 – He began to supplement his journalistic work iover the length and breadth of the northern countries.

1877 – He published another novel, Magnhild.

1900 – He was one of the original members of the Nobel Committee, and was re-elected.

1903 – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1910 – He died on the 26th of April in Paris, France.