Sigrid Undset (1882-1949)

Death: 10th June 1949
Location:  Mesnali kirkegård, Mesnali, Hedmark, Norway

Cause of death: Kidney infection
Photo taken by: Elin Olsen

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Norwegian novelist. Awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages. 
Undset was born in Denmark but her family moved to Norway when she was two years old. In 1940 she moved to the United States for the duration of the Second World War to escape the German occupation. 
Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter, a modernist trilogy about life in Scandinavia in the Middle Ages. The book was set in medieval Norway and was published from 1920 to 1922 in three volumes.