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Jan Stang

Jan Stang Norwegian engineer: husband of Marianne Ihlen

Norwegian engineer: husband of Marianne Ihlen
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Intro Norwegian engineer: husband of Marianne Ihlen
Is Engineer
From Norway
Type Engineering
Gender male
Spouse: Marianne Ihlen
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Jan Stang, a Norwegian engineer, was the second husband of Leonard Cohen's partner, Marianne Ihlen (1935 – 2016.) Ilhen was the subject of Leonard Cohen's 1967 song, "So Long, Marianne."

Ilhen was first married to the Norwegian author, Axel Jensen. After being abandoned by Jensen, Ilhen began dating Leonard Cohen in the early 1960s. Ilhen and Cohen ended their relationship some time in the early 1970s. After the break-up, seeking a conventional and traditional life, Ilhen began working in the personnel department of an oil rigs manufacturing company, where Jan Stang was working as an engineer. The two met, fell in love, and married in 1979. With Stang's consent, Ilhen kept in touch with Cohen.  

Stand and Ilhen remained married until Ilhen's death in 2016 due to leukaemia. The couple had three children. 

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Article Title: Jan Stang: Norwegian engineer: husband of Marianne Ihlen - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
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Publisher: PeoplePill
Article URL: https://peoplepill.com/people/jan-stang/
Publish Date: 05 Jan 2017
Date Accessed: 10 Apr 2020
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