Bjornson, Bjornstjerne Martinius
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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