Hamsun, Knut

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Hamsun, Knut Gender: M
Knud Pedersen
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'

Knut Hamsun
photo: Anders Beer Wilse (1865–1949), license cc-by-2.0


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.

Hamsun died on 19 February 1952 in Grimstad, Norway, aged 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Berendsohn, Walter A. (born 10 September 1884). Notes: Biographer/ subject
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Ødegård, Ørnulv (born 12 April 1901). Notes: Psychiatrist
  • role played of/by Von Sydow, Max (born 10 April 1929). Notes: 1996 film "Hamsun"


  • Relationship : Marriage 16 March 1898 (Bergljot Bassøe Goepfert)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1908 (Bergljot Bassøe Goepfert)
  • Relationship : Marriage 25 June 1909 (Anne Marie Andersen)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 16 March 1912 (Birth of son Tore)
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  • Work : Prize 11 November 1920 (Nobel Prize in Literature)
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Source Notes

Thomas Ring, Astrologische Menschenkunde, vol 3


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (1920)