Ibsen (disambiguation)

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Ibsen is a Danish surname most commonly associated with the Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen (whose family was of Danish origin). The name may also appear as Ebsen. The name is originally a patronymic, meaning "son of Ib" (Ib is a Danish variant of Jacob); however, Henrik Ibsen's family had used the name as a "frozen" patronymic (i.e. a permanent family name) since the 17th century.

Henrik Ibsen's family[edit]

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  • Ibsen Award, Norwegian government award to honor a person, organization or institution in art and culture
  • Ibsen (crater), crater on the planet Mercury
  • Ibsen Prize, prize is awarded playwrights to promote Norwegian drama