Gudbrand Østbye

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Gudbrand Østbye (2 October 1885 – 2 June 1972) was a Norwegian army officer and historian. He was born in Gjøvik, a son of factory owner Anders Østbye and Ellen Anna Hovdenak. He was married to Ragna Heyerdahl Hørbye, and thus son-in-law of Ragna Hørbye. During the Norwegian Campaign in 1940, he was in command of the 4th Brigade. Among his publications are Krigen i Valdres from 1946, and two volumes of the series Krigen i Norge 1940. He was decorated with the St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch, and was a Knight of the Order of the Sword.[1][2]


  1. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1968). "Østbye, Gudbrand". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (10 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. 
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Fortegnelse over personer som siste gang er omtalt i utgaven 1968 med angivelse av deres dødsdatum". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (11 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 631.