Lesja - Famous Residents

Famous Residents

  • Jakob Klukstad (1705–1773), who resided most of his life and died in Lesja, was an artist (carving and painting)
  • Edvard Storm (1749–1794), a teacher in Lesja, became a national romantic poet
  • Christen Henriksen Pram (1756–1821) was born in Lesja and became an economist, civil servant, poet, novelist, playwright, diarist and magazine editor.
  • Jens Holmboe (1752–1804), was born in Lesja and became a government official (bailiff)
  • John Flittie (1856 –1913), born in Lesja and emigrated to North America in 1867, became North Dakota's first Secretary of State
  • Frederick Delius (1862-1934), summered at the house he built in 1921, Villa Høifagerli, in Lesjaskog, Lesja
  • Olaf Heitkøtter (1928- ), who served as a mountain ranger in Lesja, is author of 7 books
  • Lars Berger (1979- ), biathlete
  • Tora Berger (1981- ), biathlete

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    Most of the folktales dealing with the Indians are lurid and romantic. The story of the Indian lovers who were refused permission to wed and committed suicide is common to many places. Local residents point out cliffs where Indian maidens leaped to their death until it would seem that the first duty of all Indian girls was to jump off cliffs.
    —For the State of Iowa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    A famous theatrical actress
    Played best in the role of malefactress.
    Yet her home-life was pure
    Except, to be sure,
    A scandal or two just for practice.