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Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Norwegian writer

1812   -   1885

country of citizenship: Union between Sweden and Norway
language of expression: Norwegian
educated at: University of Oslo
occupation: writer, marine biologist, children's writer, forester, collector of fairy tales

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (15 January 1812 – 5 January 1885) was a Norwegian writer and scholar. He and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe were collectors of Norwegian folklore. They were so closely united in their lives' work that their folk tale collections are commonly mentioned only as "Asbjørnsen and Moe".
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