Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was born in 1872 in Borge, a village situated between Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg, in southeast Norway. He was one of four brothers. His father and uncles bought some adjacent
farms beside the river Glomma. From here they ran a large international shipping business, managing everything from coal freight to China to timber export to England and Central Europe.
Tekst: Carl Henrik Amundsen
Roald Amundsen birthplace, Borge-Fredrikstad.