Irene Ibsen Bille

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Irene Ibsen, photographed by Gustav Borgen

Irene Ibsen Bille (10 September 1901 – 22 February 1985) (née Irene Ibsen) was a Norwegian novelist and playwright.

She was born in Kristiania as a daughter of Prime Minister Sigurd Ibsen.[1] She was a sister of Tancred Ibsen, paternal granddaughter of world-famous writer Henrik Ibsen and Suzannah Ibsen (née Thoresen), daughter of Bergliot Ibsen (née Bjørnson)[2] and maternal granddaughter of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Karoline Bjørnson (née Reimers).[3]

Irene Ibsen married Danish writer Josias Bille, a member of the ancient noble Bille family, in 1930, and moved to Denmark.[4] Her first dramatic work, Uten ansikt ('Faceless'), was published here. Kysset ('The Kiss') followed in 1965. In the same year she issued the novel Det leende vindu ('The Laughing Window').[1] She died in February 1985.[4]

Issue[edit]

Irene Ibsen and Josias Bille had the following descendants, who also make up roughly half of Henrik Ibsen's living descendants

  • Anders Steensen Bille (1940–), married Mona Skov Hansen
    • Bernt Ivar Bille
    • Steen Andersen Oluf Bille
  • Joen Steensen Bille (1944–), married Bente Scavenius (1944–)
  • Susanna Ibsen, (Father Mario Rocco) married Ib Bering Jensen (1921-2012)
    • Thorkel Bering-Jensen
    • Vitus Mario Bering-Jensen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Irene Ibsen Bille". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Leiren, Terje I. "Sigurd Ibsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Haavet, Inger Elisabeth. "Bergliot Ibsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Irene Ibsen Bille er død" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 26 February 1985. 

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