1881 in Norway
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List of years in Norway
Events in the year 1881 in Norway.
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Arts and literature
Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen's, Ghosts, is released.
January to June
- 5 January – Jørgen Bru, sport shooter (died 1974)
- 24 February – Per Askim, naval officer (died 1963).
- 27 February – Sigvard Sivertsen, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (died 1963)
- 11 March – Wictor Esbensen, mariner and explorer (died 1942)
- 17 March – Kristian Elster, Jr, novelist, literary historian, theatre critic and biographer (born 1881).
- 20 March – Dorthea Dahl, writer in America (died 1958)
- 6 June – Anton Djupvik, politician (died 1951)
July to September
- 23 July - Thorleiv Røhn, military officer, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (died 1963)
- 15 September - Wilhelm Blystad, track and field athlete (died 1954)
- 11 October - Leif Georg Ferdinand Bang, politician
- 25 October - Oskar Braaten, novelist and playwright (died 1939)
- 27 October - Edvard Larsen, triple jumper and Olympic bronze medallist (died 1914)
- 29 October - Niels Christian Ditleff, diplomat (died 1956)
- 15 November - Andreas Hagelund, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (died 1967)
- 4 December - Edvard Bull, Sr., historian and politician (died 1932)
- 17 December - Yngvar Bryn, track and field athlete and pairs figure skater (died 1947)
- 27 December - Sigvart Johansen, rifle shooter and Olympic bronze medallist
Full date unknown
- Erik Glosimodt, architect (died 1921)
- Marie Hamsun, actor and writer (died 1969)
- Sigurd Halvorsen Johannessen, politician (died 1964)
- Per Larssen, politician and Minister (died 1947)
- Knut Liestøl, politician and Minister (died 1952)
- Kristian Prestrud, polar explorer (died 1927)
- Jakob Sverdrup, philologist and lexicographer (died 1938)
- 7 January – Jens Zetlitz Kielland, consul and artist (born 1816)
- 11 April – Kristian Elster, Sr, novelist, journalist, literary critic and theatre critic (born 1841).
Full date unknown
- Jens Henrik Beer, businessperson, farmer and politician (born 1799)
- Jens Gran, politician (born 1794)
- Christopher Andreas Holmboe, philologist (born 1796)
- Peter Daniel B. W. Kildal, politician (born 1816)
- Thomas Konow, naval officer and politician (born 1796)
- Ludvig Vibe, philologist and educator (born 1803)
- Kristiansen, Tom. "Per Askim". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Hannevik, Arne. "Kristian d.y. Elster". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- Dahl, Willy. "Kristian Elster". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 October 2015.