Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812–85) was an author, scientist, forester, and not least collector and publisher of folklore.
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 (1833–1907) collected and published Norwegian folk songs and ballads. He is considered to be the greatest Norwegian philologist and linguist of his era.
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.