Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson

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During his lifetime, Bjørnson was designated “Norway’s beating heart” and “Norway’s uncrowned king”. Not only did he give the country the nucleus of its modern literature, in terms of stories, dramas, novels, poems and songs, but he also profoundly influenced its political direction, challenged its private and public morals, and initiated educational change. During his lifetime, he was a prolific playwright, novelist, poet and journalist, the director of three theatres, the editor of three newspapers, and the chosen orator of his nation for several public occasions.

Childhood

Childhood

The eldest of four siblings, Bjørnson spent his early years in the remote village of Kvikne. From the age of six, he lived in Nesset, outside Molde in Romsdal, moving house in accordance with his

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Citation: Rees, Kathy. "Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 August 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12886, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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