Hamsun, Knut

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Knut Hamsun
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Name
Hamsun, Knut Gender: M
born on 4 August 1859 at 03:20 (= 03:20 AM )
Place Lom, Norway, 61n50, 8e33
Timezone LMT m8e33 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°10' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°18 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 07°54'



Biography

A Norwegian author, poet, dramatist and social critic. Hamsun is considered as one of the most important authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, 1920.

During both the First and the Second World War, he publicly expressed his sympathy for Germany. A week after Hitler's death, Hamsun wrote a eulogy for Hitler. Following the end of the war, angry crowds burned his books in public in major Norwegian cities. Hamsun was forced to undergo a psychiatric examination, which concluded that he had "permanently impaired mental faculties", and on that basis the charges of treason were dropped. He was however financially ruined.

He died on 19 February 1952, Grimstad, Norway.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1920 (Nobel Prize)

Source Notes

Thomas Ring, Astrologische Menschenkunde, vol 3

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (1920)

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