Famous Norwegians

Name these famous Norwegian people based on the clues.
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Last updated: February 8, 2013
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Playwright and novelist who authored "Peer Gynt" and "A Doll's House"
Henrik Ibsen
First Secretary-General of the United Nations
Trygve Lie
Composer famous for "Lyric Pieces" and incidental music to "Peer Gynt"
Edvard Grieg
Expressionist painter known for "The Scream"
Edvard Munch
Explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian whose efforts to defend refugees and displaced people earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922
Fridtjof Nansen
Cross-country skier, most successful sprinter in cross-country World Cup history
Marit Bjørgen
Author who wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903
Bjørstjerne Bjørnson
Ethnographer and adventurer known for the Kon-Tiki expedition across the Pacific Ocean in 1947
Thor Heyerdahl
Figure-skating champion who became one the highest-paid filma stars in Hollywood in the 30's and 40's
Sonja Henie
Author who wrote "Hunger" and "Growth of the Soil" and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920
Knut Hamsun
Actress and filmmaker who starred in several films by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (eg. "Persona", "Shame", "Hour of the Wolf") and also has a daughter with him
Liv Ullmann
King of Norway since 1991
Harald V
Explorer who discovered the South Pole in 1911
Roald Amundsen
Fascist politician who collaborated with Germany in World War II and was executed for high treason in 1945
Vidkun Quisling
Explorer who founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland
Erik the Red
Black metal band whose discography includes "Death Cult Armageddon" and "In Sorte Diaboli"
Dimmu Borgir
World-famous violinist of the 19th century who bought land and found a colony in Pennsylvania
Ole Bull
Cross-country skier, most successful winter Olympic champion of all time
Bjørn Dæhlie
Businessman who built large shipping empire bearing his name
Thomas Fredik Olsen (Fred. Olsen)
Wagnerian soprano often called "the voice of the century"
Kirsten Flagstad
Physician who identified the prime agent of leprosy in 1873; leprosy is also known as "_____'s disease" in his honour
Gerhard Armauer Hansen
Level 30
Jul 16, 2016
Only know Roald Amundsen and Marit Bjørgen.