|Name Edgeir Benum||Education University of Oslo|
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Edgeir Reidar Benum (born 13 October 1939) is a Norwegian historian.
He was born in Verdal, and is the younger brother of athlete Pål Benum. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a cand.philol. degree in 1967, and worked as a scholarship holder there from 1968 to 1972. He then became a professor in history at the University of Tromsø from 1972 to 1980 and then at the University of Oslo since 1980. He has twice been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.