Birger Braadland

Short biography

Braadland, Birger
1879 – 1966
Officer, politician and forest owner
The farmers’ party

Birger Braadland graduated from high school in 1897 and entered the Military Academy in 1903. He rose to the rank of Captain in 1911, became Aide-de-camp (adjutant) to the Norwegian King in 1915-1918, and was appointed Major in 1930.

Braadland, who belonged to the Farmers’ Party, was Foreign Minister in a non-socialist (Bondepartiet) government in 1931-1933. In the period 1934-1936 he was a member of the Storting. In 1931-1934 Braadland was Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1937-1948.

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The biographical sketches of the Norwegian Nobel Committee members were written by Sølvi Glendrange and edited by Øyvind Tønnesson. They are based on the following sources:
– Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (Norwegian Biographical Encyclopaedia), Oslo 1923-1983
– Hvem er Hvem? (The Norwegian “Who’s Who”), several editions
– Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store Norske Leksikon (The Norwegian National Encyclopaedia), Kunnskapsforlaget, 2nd and 3rd edition, Oslo 1989/1995-1999
– Kunnskapsforlagets Nettleksikon (the Web Encyclopedia of Kunnskapsforlaget,, Oslo 1999