Friis, Erik J

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Friis, Erik J Gender: M
Erik Johan Friis
born on 5 April 1913 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Oslo, Norway, 59n55, 10e45
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°34 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°00'


Norwegian (later American) editor and publisher. In 1929 he emigrated together with his family to the US, and he became a US citizen in 1937. In 1946 he joined the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a private organisaion that worked to advance culture and science relations between the Nordic countries and the USA.

1951-1978 Friis was editor of the quarterly Scandinavian Review. He was editor and publisher of The Scandinavian-American Bulletin 1966-1998, editor of the Norwegian Trade Bulletin 1983-1996, and from 1983 edited the book series The Library of Nordic Literature. 1965-1994 he was a member of the publication department of the Norgweian-American Historical Association. He translated some 25 books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Friis died on 5 April 1999 in New Jersey. He was 86.


Source Notes

Viktor E. quotes certificate of live birth in hand.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator