Erling Lorentzen

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Erling Lorentzen
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Born Erling Sven Lorentzen
(1923-01-28) 28 January 1923 (age 92)
Oslo, Norway
Other names Erling S. Lorentzen
Spouse(s) Princess Ragnhild of Norway (1953–2012; her death)
Children Haakon Lorentzen
Ingeborg Lorentzen
Ragnhild Lorentzen
Parent(s) Øivind Lorentzen
Ragna Nilsen

Erling Sven Lorentzen (born 28 January 1923) is a Norwegian shipowner and industrialist who has lived in Brazil for decades. He founded Aracruz Celulose in 1968[1] and who was married to Princess Ragnhild of Norway. He is a member of the Lorentzen family of shipping magnates.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Oslo as the son of Øivind Lorentzen (1881–1980) and Ragna Nilsen (1885–1976). He worked for the Norwegian Independent Company 1, a British military unit, during World War II.

Lorentzen formerly owned 28% of Aracruz Celulose, which he sold for approximately 1.7 billion USD in July 2008.

Marriage and children[edit]

Lorentzen married Princess Ragnhild of Norway, eldest daughter of Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden on 15 May 1953 in Asker, Norway. He is thus the brother-in-law of King Harald V and Princess Astrid of Norway.[2]

They have three children:

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