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Oslo, Norway

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.oslo.no/

Population:
521,886

Founding Date:
c. 1048

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Oslo
1811

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Oslo Philharmonic
1919

OPERA

OperaFounded
Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
1957

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Opera Software
1995
Norsk Hydro ASA
1905

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kjetil André Aamodt
Skier
2-Sep-1971   Alpine skier, 8 Olympic medals
Stein Eriksen
Skier
11-Dec-1927   Norwegian Alpine skier
Wenche Foss
Actor
5-Dec-1917 28-Mar-2011 Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
Ragnar Frisch
Economist
3-Mar-1895 31-Jan-1973 Econometrics pioneer
Greta Gynt
Actor
15-Nov-1916 2-Apr-2000 The Dark Eyes of London
Christopher Hansteen
Astronomer
26-Sep-1784 15-Apr-1873 Studied terrestrial magnetism
Odd Hassel
Chemist
17-May-1897 11-May-1981 Conformational analysis
Sonja Henie
Figure Skating
8-Apr-1912 12-Oct-1969 Norwegian figure skater
Trygve Lie
Diplomat
16-Jul-1896 30-Dec-1968 UN Secretary General, 1946-52
Lars Onsager
Chemist
27-Nov-1903 5-Oct-1976 Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Jens Stoltenberg
Head of State
16-Mar-1959   Prime Minister of Norway
Thorvald Stoltenberg
Politician
8-Jul-1931   Norwegian Foreign Minister, 1990-93

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Bradshaw
Publisher
29-Jul-1801 1853 Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide
Kirsten Flagstad
Singer
12-Jul-1895 7-Dec-1962 Wagnerian soprano
Wenche Foss
Actor
5-Dec-1917 28-Mar-2011 Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
Ragnar Frisch
Economist
3-Mar-1895 31-Jan-1973 Econometrics pioneer
Christopher Hansteen
Astronomer
26-Sep-1784 15-Apr-1873 Studied terrestrial magnetism
Odd Hassel
Chemist
17-May-1897 11-May-1981 Conformational analysis
Christian Lange
Activist
17-Sep-1869 11-Dec-1938 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Olav V
Royalty
2-Jul-1903 17-Jan-1991 King of Norway, 1957-91
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Vidkun Quisling
Head of State
18-Jul-1887 24-Oct-1945 Norwegian president, Nazi collaborator
Johan Sverdrup
Head of State
30-Jul-1816 17-Feb-1892 Norwegian Prime Minister, 1884-89



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