Meet the who
made their mark on Norway
during the last two centuries.
PART ONE (1900-Present)
BY KARA ELIASON
AS A COUNTRY, NORWAY IS KNOWN FOR ITS RICH CULTURE,
deep history and strong economy. Here, Viking kicks off a
three-part series highlighting Norwegians who have played
a role in making Norway the country it is today. Their
accomplishments span across politics, arts, sports and science.
Some of their names will be familiar, others might not be.
For inspiration, we looked to Norwegian newspaper VG,
which recently ranked the 100 most important Norwegians in
the last 200 years. The trailblazers we chose represent a range
of professions and interests. Part one of the series highlights
those who were born after 1900.
Look for the second and third parts of the series in
March and April editions, focusing on
those born 1850-1900 and before 1850.
Illustration by Randall Nelson
Clockwise from top:
King Olav (Photo courtsey The Royal House of Norway),
Gunnar (Photo courtsey Aftenposten SIPA USA),
Liv Ullmann (Photo courtesy Everett Collection),
Grete Waitz (Photo by Espen Bratlie/ Samfoto SIPA USA),
Thor Heyerdahl (Photo courtsey AP Images)
sonsofnorway.com VIKING FEBRUARY 2015