Collectors of folklore

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812–85) was an author, scientist, forester, and not least collector and publisher of folklore.

Jørgen Moe

Jørgen Moe (1813–82) was a Norwegian poet and bishop, but he is above all known as one of the pioneers in collecting Norwegian folktales and popular songs.

Sophus Bugge

Sophus Bugge (1833–1907) collected and published Norwegian folk songs and ballads. He is considered to be the greatest Norwegian philologist and linguist of his era.

Moltke Moe

Moltke Moe (1859–1913) was a folklorist and professor at the Royal Frederick University in Oslo. He is regarded as the founder of university studies in folkloristics in Norway.

Ivar Aasen

Ivar Aasen (1813–96) was a linguist, poet, and collector of folklore.

Magnus Brostrup Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (1802–80) was a priest, hymn writer, folklore collector, and one of the most prominent intellectuals in nineteenth-century Norway.