Rolf Jacobsen

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Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Feb 20, 1994 (86)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Feb 20, 1994 (86)

About

Norwegian modernist poet whose nature-versus-technology-themed works include Ord og jern (Earth and Iron) and Pass for dorene - dorene lukkes (Mind the Doors - The Doors are Closing). His popular work was translated into numerous languages.

Before Fame

He was the son of an Oslo dentist father and a nurse mother, and he took courses at the University of Oslo.

Trivia

His unpopular political views during World War II resulted in a treason sentence. He supported the German occupation and vowed allegiance to the Norwegian National Socialist Party.

Family Life

He wed Petra Tendo in 1940. The couple had two sons.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of American poet Carl Sandburg.