Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer

Thor Heyerdahl is a 87 years old Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer from Larvik. Thor Heyerdahl was born on October 06, 1914 (died on April 18, 2002, he was 87 years old) in Larvik.

Thor Heyerdahl



Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in biology zoology botany and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947 in which he sailed 8000 km across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages creating contacts between apparently separate cultures.
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Is Thor Heyerdahl still alive?

No, he died on 04/18/2002, 20 years ago. He was 87 years old when he died. Cause of death: brain cancer. He died in Colla Micheri



Thor Heyerdahl had two marriages.

Jacqueline Beer

Jacqueline Beer, Actress

He married with Jacqueline Beer (87), in 1996. Thor Heyerdahl was 81 and Jacqueline Beer was 63 years old. After 6 years, in 2002 Thor passed away.

Liv Rockefeller

Liv Rockefeller, D.1969

Heyerdahl married with Liv Rockefeller (52), on Thursday, December 24th, 1936. Thor Heyerdahl was 22 and Liv Rockefeller was 20 years old. They ended their 10 years, 8 days marriage in 1947.


He had two children, Bjorn and Thor (87, Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer) .


Thor Heyerdahl Movies (6)

There are 6 movies of Thor Heyerdahl.

His first feature film was Pippi in the South Seas (1970, as Pirate). He was 55 when he starred in this movie. Since 1970, he has appeared in 6 feature films. The last one is The Ra Expeditions (1972). .

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Thor Heyerdahl movie characters

The names of the characters/jobs in the films he starred in are as follows:

Awards (14)

Awarded Empowering award in 1993 , awarded Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav in 1986 , awarded Peer Gynt Literary Award in 1998 , awarded Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1965 , awarded Grand Officer of the Order of Wissam El Alaoui in 1970 ,


He graduated from University Of Oslo

Game & Races (1)

Name Age at that time
Kon-Tiki expedition -
What was Thor's zodiac sign?

Thor Heyerdahl zodiac sign was libra.

Other facts about Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl's Children (2)


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