Jens Braage Halvorsen

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Jens Braage Halvorsen
Born(1845-03-07)7 March 1845
Bergen, Norway
Died22 February 1900(1900-02-22) (aged 54)
Occupation(s)Librarian, magazine editor and literary historian
AwardsOrder of St. Olav

Jens Braage Halvorsen (7 March 1845 – 22 February 1900) was a Norwegian librarian, magazine editor and literary historian.[1]

Halvorsen was born in Bergen, Norway. In 1866, he relocated to Christiania (now Oslo). He edited the magazine Ny Illustreret Tidende from 1880 to 1883. He is particularly known for his principal work, the encyclopedia of Norwegian writers, Norsk forfatterlexikon, which was issued from 1881 until his death. The encyclopedia was finished in 1908 by Halvdan Koht. Halvorsen was Norwegian editor for the first edition of the encyclopedia Salmonsens Konversations-Lexikon.[2]

He was decorated Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1896.[3]


  1. ^ Knut L. Espelid. "Jens Braage Halvorsens boksamling". Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ Torp, Olaf Chr. "Jens Braage Halvorsen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Jens Braage Halvorsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 October 2010.