Bodø was granted township status.
5 January – Jens Zetlitz Kielland, consul and artist (d.1881)
16 March – Vilhelmine Ullmann, proponent for women's rights (d. 1915)
30 May – Jacob Smith Jarmann, firearms designer (d.1894)
6 June – August Thomle, jurist and politician (d.1889)
30 July – Johan Sverdrup, politician and first Prime Minister of Norway (d.1892)
16 October – Christian Torber Hegge Geelmuyden, navy officer and politician (d.1885)
16 December – Adam Hiorth, merchant and industrial pioneer (died 1871).
Paul Peter Vilhelm Breder, politician (d.1890)
Erik Jonsson Helland, Hardanger fiddle maker (d.1868)
Wilhelm Nielsen, politician
26 July – Johan Nordahl Brun, poet, dramatist, bishop and politician (b.1745)
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