Erling Lorentzen

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Erling Lorentzen
Erling Lorentzen.jpg
Born Erling Sven Lorentzen
(1923-01-28) 28 January 1923 (age 94)
Oslo, Norway
Other names Erling S. Lorentzen
Spouse(s) Princess Ragnhild of Norway
(m. 1953; her death 2012)
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] He is the widower of Princess Ragnhild. 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 (1883–1976). 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, elder granddaughter of the then-reigning King Haakon VII, on 15 May 1953 in Asker, Norway. He is thus the brother-in-law of King Harald V, Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid.[2]

They have three children:

  • Haakon Lorentzen born 23 August 1954.
  • Ingeborg Lorentzen born 27 February 1957.
  • Ragnhild Lorentzen born 8 May 1968.


National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]



  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Erling Sven Lorentzen, 1923". 1923-01-28. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Erling wearing the orders" (JPG). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Erling wearing the medals" (JPG). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  7. ^ "Tildeling av Kong Harald Vs jubileumsmedalje 1991-2016". Retrieved 2017-03-19. 

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