Berge Furre, theologian and politician, Died at 78

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Berge Ragnar Furre was born on April 13, 1937, in Sjernarøy and died on January 11, 2016.

He was a Norwegian historian, theologian and politician for the Socialist Left Party.

He was the son of engineer Berge Bergesen Furre (1887–1952) and secretary Else Otilie Tjomsaas (1906–1993).

Furre took primary education in Sjernarøy, Stavanger and Oslo, and finished his secondary education in Oslo in 1955.

In that same year, he enrolled at the University of Oslo.

Berge became the leader of the Norwegian Students’ Society, in 1959

Furre was a member of the Labour Party, but as the chairman of Sosialistisk Studentlag (1956–1957) he was central to the so-called “Easter Uprising” in 1958.

Later, Berge left the Labour Party to found the Socialist People Party together with other prominent persons in the Easter Uprising, such as Finn Gustavsen.

Berge was the party secretary from 1961 to 1964.

In 1968, he graduated with a degree.

Furre, in 1967, was appointed as an editor of the Nynorsk periodical Syn og Segn; he was also a board member of the Nynorsk newspaper Dag og Tid.

Berge became a research fellow at NAVF, in 1969

Berge decided to leave both the editor and research fellow position in 1971 to become an associate professor of history at the University of Tromsø.

Furre was also a member of the board of Noregs Mållag from 1968 to 1969, and vice chairman from 1969 to 1970.

Berge was a board member of Folkebevegelsen mot EF, from 1971 to 1972.

Berge Furre passed away at 78 yrs old.