Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen in 2018, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen

Place of Birth: Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway

Date of Birth: 30 November, 1990

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster. He has been the World Chess Champion, and is the 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, and the No. 1 position in the FIDE world chess rankings.

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’ paternal grandmother is surnamed Lien.

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 –

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Magnus’ maternal grandfather is Nils Sverre Øen. Nils was born in Egersund, Rogaland.

    Magnus’ maternal grandmother is Berit Bakketun.

  2. Manila says:

    Congratulations on winning the tournament!

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