Birth Name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
Place of Birth: Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Date of Birth: 30 November, 1990
Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster. He is the World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. He holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak at the top level in classical chess.
He is the son of Sigrun (Øen), a chemical engineer, and Henrik Albert Carlsen, an IT consultant. He was raised mostly in Lommedalen, Bærum, and in Haslum.
Magnus’ paternal grandfather is Kurt Magnus Carlsen (the son of Albert Herman Carlsen/Vaagene and Birta Nilsdotter Ølmheim). Albert was the son of Carl Mathias Hansson Merkesvik and Marie Andrea Andersdotter Nordal. Birta was the daughter of Nils Johannesson Ølmheim and Margreta Eiriksdotter Midttun.
Magnus’ maternal grandfather is named Nils Sverre Øen (the son of Jon Øen). Nils was born in Egersund, Rogaland. Jon was the son of Nils Kristiansen Øen and Elida Bertine Torstensdatter Førnes.
Magnus’ maternal grandmother is Berit Bakketun (the daughter of Sven Olafsen Huatorp, later Bakketun, and of Olga Arnesdatter Bjerke). Sven was the son of Olaf Kristiansen Huatorp and Gina Larsdatter Myren. Olga was the daughter of Arne Petersen Bjerke and Olea Larsdatter Iversgarden.
Source: Genealogy of Magnus Carlsen (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Magnus’ maternal grandfather is Nils Sverre Øen. Nils was born in Egersund, Rogaland.
Magnus’ maternal grandmother is Berit Bakketun.
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