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Bjornson, Bjornstjerne Martinius (Bjornstjerne)

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 77 years of age.

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.


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