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Born in Oslo, Norway
Died in Oslo, Norway
Birth NameArne Dekke Eide Næss

Mini Bio (1)

Arne Næss was born on January 27, 1912 in Oslo, Norway as Arne Dekke Eide Næss. He died on January 12, 2009 in Oslo.

Trivia (8)

Uncle of Arne Næss Jr., who was married to Diana Ross from 1985-2000.
Naess is a Norwegian philosopher known in environmental circles primarily for his work on deep ecology. He is rightly regarded as the founding father of deep ecology. He's perhaps Norway's best known philosopher.
Had his first publication in 1936.
He earned his doctorate at the University of Oslo, and became its youngest-ever professor when he was 27.
He published more than 30 books, along with essays and articles.
He was an experienced mountain climber.
He was the first chairman of Norway's branch of Greenpeace.
Grand-uncle of Evan Ross, Ross Naess and Leona Naess.

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