Place of Birth: Oslo, Norway
Date of Birth: 1 November, 1962
Magne Furuholmen is a Norwegian musician and visual artist. He is known as the keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band A-ha. He is the son of Anne-Lise (Aasen) and Kåre Furuholmen, a jazz musician who died from plane crash over Drammen, south of Oslo, in 1967. He is married to Heidi Rydjord, with whom he has two children.
Magne’s paternal grandfather was Sverre Furuholmen (the son of Martinius Juliusen Furuholmen and Inger Marie Andersen). Sverre was born in Varteig, Sarpsborg, Østfold. Martinius was the son of Julius Olsen Furuholmen and Anna Marie Pedersdatter Gryte. Inger was the daughter of Anders Andersen and Maren Kirstine Syversdatter.
Magne’s paternal grandmother was Julie Brusevold (the daughter of Johannes Larsen Brusevold and Anna Gjertrud Kristine Faleide). Julie was born in Varteig, Sarpsborg, Østfold. Johannes was the son of Lars Helgesen and Anne Cathrine Olsdatter. Anna was the daughter of Paul Hansen Faleide and Kristi Eliasdatter Tonning.
Magne’s maternal grandfather was Kaare Aasen (the son of Kristian Aasen and Petra Olava Torgersdatter). Kaare was born in Oslo. Kristian was the son of Kristian Martinsen and Henriette Amalie Kristiansen. Petra was the daughter of Torger Kristiansen and Anne Amundsdatter.
Magne’s maternal grandmother was Edel Hildegard Sandvig (the daughter of Hans Oliver Eriksen Alstad and Oline Torgersdatter Sandvig). Edel was born in Trondheim, Trøndelag. Hans was the son of Erik Hågensen Alstad and Ingeborg Anna Hansdatter. Oline was the daughter of Torger Johansen Rokvamslien and Anna Mathea Svendsdatter Nustadhaugen.
Magne’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Anne Olsdatter Stenslien.
Sources: Family history of Magne Furuholmen (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.varteig-historielag.no
Genealogy of Magne Furuholmen (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.myheritage.com
Baptismal record of Magne’s paternal great-grandfather, Martinius Juliusen Furuholmen – http://www.arkivverket.no
Baptismal record of Magne’s paternal great-grandmother, Inger Marie Andersen – http://www.arkivverket.no
Baptismal record of Magne’s maternal great-grandfather, Kristian Aasen – https://media.digitalarkivet.no