Nikolai Amundsen

16 January 1881–
Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Nikolai

When Nikolai Amundsen was born on 16 January 1881, his father, Ammund Evensen, was 32 and his mother, Helene Nella Hansdatter, was 24. He lived in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway in 1881.

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Nikolai Amundsen
Martha Borgerson

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    Edvard Amundsen Ravneberg



    Kristine Amundsdatter


World Events (4)

1882 · Sigrid Undset

Age 1

Birth year of Sigrid Undset. Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 12

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1912 · Sonja Henie

Age 31

Birth year of Sonja Henie. She was an Olympic figure skater and a movie star. She won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies' figure skater.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a Nordic personal name o̧gmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’. Compare Hammond .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Nikolai Evensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Nikolai Amundsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Nikolai Amundsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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