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Nils Johan Ringdal (6 March 1952 – 11 September 2008) was a Norwegian author and historian, known mostly for his works on Norwegian occupation history and Norwegian cultural history, and for his controversial book "Nationaltheaterets Historie 1899-1999" (The History of the National Theater 1899-1999). Ringdal had been living in various countries in Southeast Asia since 1988, along with his domestic partner Georg Petersen.[1] Ringdal was found dead on 11 September 2008 in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Nils Johan Ringdal
Born (1952-03-06)6 March 1952
Died 11 September 2008(2008-09-11) (aged 56)
Denpasar, Indonesia
Occupation Author, historian, bodybuilder and judoka
Nationality Norwegian
Period 1970s–2008
Notable works Nationaltheatrets historie 1899-1999
Partner Georg Petersen (b. 1947)


  1. ^ Ringdal, Nils Johan; Daly, Richard (2004). Love for Sale: A World History of Prostitution. Grove Press. p. 8. ISBN 0-8021-1745-7.