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O. E. Rölvaag

O. E. RölvaagAKA Ole Edvart Rölvaag

Born: 22-Apr-1876
Birthplace: Dönna Island, Helgeland, Norway
Died: 5-Nov-1931
Location of death: Northfield, MN
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Giants in the Earth

Father: Ole Jakobsen Rölvaag
Mother: Ella
Wife: Jennie Berdahl (m. 1908)
Son: Karl F. Rolvaag (US Ambassador, Governor of Minnesota)

    High School: Augustana Academy, Canton, SD (1901)
    University: BA, St. Olaf College, Minnesota (1905)
    University: University of Oslo (studied 1905-06)
    University: MA, St. Olaf College, Minnesota (1910)
    Professor: Norwegian, St. Olaf College, Minnesota (1906-31)

    Order of St. Olav 1926
    Naturalized US Citizen 1908

Author of books:
Amerika-Breve (1912, letters, American LettersPaa Glemte Veie (1914, On Forgotten Paths)
To Tullinger: Et Billede frå idag (1920, Two Fools: a Portrait of Our Times)
Længselens Baat (1921, The Book of Longing)
I de dage (1924, novel, In Those Days)
Riket grundlaeges (1925, novel, The Kingdom Is Founded)
Giants in the Earth (1927, novel, originally I de Dage and Riket Grundlaegges)

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