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Famous Norwegians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

K continued

  • Olav Kielland composer, conductor
  • Theodor Kittelsen artist
  • Jan Kjaerstad author
  • Lasse Kjus olympic ski medalist
  • Johann Olav Koss olympic speed skating medalist
  • Ingrid Kristiansen olympic runner medalist
  • Hanne Krogh singer
  • Sissel Kyrkjebo singer
  • King Olav Kyrre founder of Bergen, king of Norway
L - M
  • Marit Larsen singer, songwriter
  • Sondre Lerche singer, songwriter
  • Jonas Lie author
  • Trygve Halvdan Lie politician, first united national secretary-general
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad singer
  • Lene Marlin singer, songwriter
  • Maria Mean singer
  • Christian Michelsen politician, leader in Norway's independence
  • Lars Mjoen comedian, actor
  • John Oscar Moen III cartographer, entrepreneur
  • Oscar Moen banker, industrialist
  • Lillian Muller actress
  • Edward Munch artist
  • Jens Munk explorer Northwest Passage
  • Wenche Myhre singer, actress
N - P
  • Arne Naess philosopher
  • Fridtjof Nansen explorer, scientist, diplomat
  • Odd Nerdrum artist
  • Arne Nordheim composer
  • Rikard Nordraak composer
  • John Norum musician
  • Knut Odegard author, poet
  • Lars Onsager chemist
  • Frode overli cartoonist
  • Suzann Pettersen golfer
  • Per Petterson author
  • Alf Proysen author, composer, musician
R
  • Eric the Red explorer
  • Hege Riise olympic soccer medalist
  • John Arne Riise football player
  • Knute Rockne football coach (u.s.)
  • Finn Ronne explorer
  • Birger Ruud olympic ski jump medalist

S

  • Harald Saeverud composer
  • Aud Schonemann actress
  • Sissel singer
  • Bente Skari olympic cross country ski medalist
  • Kristen Skjeldal olympic cross country ski medalist
  • Petter "Hollywood" Solberg rally driver
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer football player
  • Dag Solstad author, dramatist
  • Rasmus Sornes inventor
  • Tor Sornes inventor
  • Jan Stenerud football player
  • Otto Neumann Sverdrup arctic explorer
T - Z
  • Adolph Tidemand artist
  • Linn Ullmann journalist, author
  • Liv Ullmann actress
  • Vegard Ulvang olympic cross country ski medalist
  • Sigrid Undset author
  • Ingerid Vardund actress
  • Tarjei Vesaas author
  • Gustav Vigeland sculptor
  • Lars Vik actor, playwright
  • Aasmund Olavsson Vinje poet, journalist
  • Herbjorg Wassmo author
  • Rolv Wesenlund writer, actor
  • Bjorn Wirkola olympic ski jump medalist
  • Bror With inventor
  • Peter Wessel Zapffe author, philosopher
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.