Bernt Lie, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bernt Lie

Norwegian writer

Date of Birth: 13-Jul-1868

Place of Birth: Mandal, Southern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 14-Jul-1916

Profession: writer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Bernt Lie

  • Bernt Bessesen Lie (13 July 1868 – 14 July 1916) was a Norwegian novelist. He was born in Mandal as a son of stipendiary magistrate Emil Bernhard Lie (1836–1891) and Nicoline Bessesen.
  • Through his sister Ida, he was the brother-in-law of Gjert Lindebrække and an uncle of Sjur Lindebrække and Tikken Manus.
  • Through his brother Vilhelm Lie he was an uncle of Nils Lie.
  • Through his father's brother, writer Jonas Lie he was a first cousin of Michael Strøm Lie, writers Mons Lie and Erik Lie, and a first cousin once removed of Erik's son, the Nazi Jonas Lie.
  • He was a second cousin of Erika Lie, Karl Nissen, painter Jonas Lie and Eyolf Soot.Lie's family soon moved away from Mandal.
  • They lived in Trondhjem and Kristiania before moving to Tromsø when Bernt Lie was 15 years old.
  • He finished his secondary education here in 1886, and moved to study law.
  • He graduated with the cand.jur.
  • degree in 1891.
  • In October 1894 in Kristiania Bernt Lie married Hedvig Mariboe Aubert (1874–1946).
  • They had the son Emil Lie, who became a sculptor, and their daughter Didi Lie married Supreme Court Justice, banker, politician and ambassador Arne Sunde.
  • While the children were still young, though, Bernt Lie's family lived abroad, mainly in Rome, until 1910 when they settled in Lillehammer.His debut novel was I Æventyrland, released in 1892.
  • Mot Overmagt (1907) is regarded as being his best book.
  • His four boys' books are also remembered; Sorte Ørn (1893), Svend Bidevind (1897), Peter Napoleon (1900) and Guttedage (1905).
  • His last book was En Racekamp (1915).
  • He wrote popular books, and was one of the more widely read authors in his time.
  • He died in July 1916 in Sandefjord, and was buried in Tromsø.

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