List of Famous people born in Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
First Name Magnus
Last Name Carlsen
Born on November 30, 1990 (age 33)

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. Carlsen also holds the record for the longest unbeaten run in classical chess.

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Thor Heyerdahl

First Name Thor
Last Name Heyerdahl
Born on October 6, 1914
Died on April 18, 2002 (aged 87)

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany and geography.

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Anita Hegerland

First Name Anita
Last Name Hegerland
Born on March 3, 1961 (age 63)

Anita Hegerland, is a Norwegian singer known for her childhood career in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and subsequent vocal contributions to Mike Oldfield's work, among others.

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Samoth

Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen
Born on June 9, 1974 (age 49)

Samoth is a Norwegian musician and multi-instrumentalist in the country's black metal scene. He is well known for his distinct guitar work and drumming in the band Emperor, as well as his formation of the death metal band Zyklon. In very early Emperor releases, he was called Samot, and with the formation of Zyklon he became known as Zamoth. Samoth was the owner of the record label Nocturnal Art Productions and had a close relationship with Candlelight Records.

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Vidkun Quisling

First Name Vidkun
Born on July 18, 1887
Died on October 24, 1945 (aged 58)

Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling was a Norwegian military officer, politician, and Nazi collaborator who nominally headed the government of Norway during the occupation of the country by Nazi Germany during World War II. He first came to international prominence as a close collaborator of explorer Fridtjof Nansen, organizing humanitarian relief during the Russian famine of 1921 in Povolzhye. He was posted as a Norwegian diplomat to the Soviet Union, and for some time also managed British diplomatic affairs there. He returned to Norway in 1929, and served as Minister of Defence in the governments of Peder Kolstad (1931–32) and Jens Hundseid (1932–33), representing the Farmers' Party.

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Theodor Kittelsen

First Name Theodor
Born on April 27, 1857
Died on January 21, 1914 (aged 56)

Theodor Severin Kittelsen was a Norwegian artist. He is one of the most popular artists in Norway. Kittelsen became famous for his nature paintings, as well as for his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.

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Hjalmar Johansen

First Name Hjalmar
Born on May 15, 1867
Died on January 3, 1913 (aged 45)

Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen was a Norwegian polar explorer. He participated on the first and third Fram expeditions. He shipped out with the Fridtjof Nansen expedition in 1893–1896, and accompanied Nansen to notch a new Farthest North record near the North Pole. Johansen also participated in the expedition of Roald Amundsen to the South Pole in 1910–1912.

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Tellef Wagle

First Name Tellef
Born on July 16, 1883
Died on December 2, 1957 (aged 74)

Tellef "Tell" Wagle was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

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Gunnar Jamvold

First Name Gunnar
Born on April 22, 1896
Died on September 9, 1984 (aged 88)

Gunnar Jamvold was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

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Einar Berntsen

First Name Einar
Born on November 20, 1891
Died on February 1, 1965 (aged 73)

Einar Berntsen was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

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