25 Famous People from Norway

Can you name 25 famous people from Norway?
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Last updated: September 8, 2022
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King of Norway whose death marked the end of the Viking Age
Harald Hardrada
Playwright and theatre director often referred to as "the father of realism"
Henrik Ibsen
Footballer who played as a striker for Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City
Erling Haaland
13th Secretary General of NATO since 2014
Jens Stoltenberg
One of the first Europeans to reach North America
Leif Erikson
World Chess Champion since 2013
Magnus Carlsen
Actress who had two Oscar nominations for movies The Emigrants and Face to Face
Liv Ullmann
Romantic era composer whose famous piece is In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Founder of the first European settlement on Greenland
Erik the Red
Highest-ranked Norwegian tennis player in history
Casper Ruud
DJ who received international acclaim after releasing the single Faded
Alan Walker
Painter known for his work The Scream
Edvard Munch
Resistance fighter during World War II, specialising in sabotage in occupied Norway
Max Manus
Track and field athlete who holds world record in 400 m hurdles
Karsten Warholm
Footballer and later coach of Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Writer known primarily for his crime novels featuring Inspector Harry Hole
Jo Nesbo
Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy
King of Norway since 1991
Harald V
Military officer who headed the government during the occupation of the country by Nazis
Vidkun Quisling
Rally driver who won the World Rally Championship in 2003
Petter Solberg
Lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha
Morten Harket
Explorer who led a number of expeditions to the Arctic
Fridtjof Nansen
Adventurer known for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947
Thor Heyerdahl
First explorer to reach the South Pole
Roald Amundsen
Female javelin thrower who was European, World, and Olympic Champion
Trine Hattestad
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