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Olav H. Hauge

Olav H. Hauge

Olav H. Hauge (Olav Håkonson Hauge), poet and fruit farmer, who gradually emerged as one of the most significant Norwegian poets of the 20th century. He has been translated into more than twenty languages, and was himself an important translator of poetry from English, German and French.

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Ivar Aasen

Ivar Aasen

Ivar Andreas Aasen, linguist, language founder and literary figure. He changed the future of language in Norway, shaped the Nynorsk written language on the basis of spoken variants from across Norway, and wrote beloved Norwegian songs, such as “Nordmannen” (“The Norwegian”).

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