Thursday, May 8, 2014

Famous people from Norway

Art:
- painters: Johan Christian Dahl, Kitty Kielland, Frits Thaulow, Christian Krohg, Edvard Munch (“Scream”), Harald Sohlberg (“Røros” and “Odd Nerdrum”).

Architecture:
- Stein Halvorson and Christian Sundby (“the Sami Parliament in Kárášjohka”).

Literature:
- poets: Bragi Boddason and Eyvindr skáldaspillir;
- authors: Petter Dass, Ludvig Holberg, Henrik Wergeland, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Moe and Camilla Collett, Henrik Ibsen (“Peer Gynt”), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (won Nobel prize), Alexander Kielland, Jonas Lie, and many more.

Music:
- classical music -  romantic composers: Edvard Grieg, Rikard Nordraak and Johan Svendsen:
- folk music: Hardanger fiddlers Andrea Een, Olav Jørgen Hegge, Annbjørg Lien, Agnes Buen Garnås, Kirsten Bråten Berg and Odd Nordstoga;
- modern music of Arne Nordheim - Norwegian black metal, and heavy metal bands as: Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor, Gorgoroth, Immortal, and Dimmu Borgir;
- jazz: Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Mari Boine, Arild Andersen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Paal Nilssen-Love, Supersilent, Jaga Jazzist and Wibutee;
- modern pop bands, internationally recognized: A-ha and Röyksopp.

Research:
- mathematicians: Niels Henrik Abel, Sophus Lie and Atle Selberg;
- physical chemist: Lars Onsager;
- physicist: Ivar Giaever;
- chemists: Odd Hassel, Peter Waage and Cato Maximilian Guldberg;
- economists Ragnar Frisch, Trygve Haavelmo and Finn E. Kydland;
- Arne Næss, a philosopher and founder of deep ecology;
- Johan Galtung, the founder of peace studies;
- criminologists: Nils Christie and Thomas Mathiesen;
- social anthropologist: Fredrik Barth;
- sociologists: Vilhelm Aubert, Harriet Holter and Erik Grønseth;
- Tove Stang Dahl, a pioneer of women's law;
- Stein Rokkan, a political scientist.