Drawing, Ole Amundsen

Ole Amundsen was Roald Amundsen’s grandfather. He spent several years at sea, like many of his forefathers, but earned a living ashore as a grocer and trader. He was said to be smart and a great optimist. Together with his wife Anne Kirstine Amundsen he had 12 children, 10 of whom lived into adulthood, including Roald Amundsen’s father Jens.

Ole Amundsen died in 1868, four years before Roald Amundsen was born.