Tranøy, Knut Erik

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Tranøy, Knut Erik Gender: M
born on 10 December 1918 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
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_sagcol.18.gif 17°26' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°07 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°49'


Norwegian philosopher and professor. Together with almost 700 other male students he was arrested on 30 November 1943 and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany where he sat until the end of the war in 1945.

He was professor at the University of Bergen for 19 years and at the University of Oslo from 1978 to 1986. His main contributions have been in fields of ethics, particularly in medicine and science. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1979. He was decorated as Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 2002.

Tranøy died on 19 March 2012, aged 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Viktor E. quotes certificate of live birth in hand. AM or PM not specified. (Before noon is most likely correct as it's somewhat unlikely that a midwife in Norway would have written 8:15 for a time of 20:15.)


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Royal Order of St. Olav)