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Andreas Grimelund

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Nationality  Norwegian
Denomination  Church of Norway
Religion  Christian

Occupation  Priest
Education  cand.theol. (1835)
Name  Andreas Grimelund
Andreas Grimelund
Born  26 January 1812 (1812-01-26) Aker, Norway
Died  3 January 1896(1896-01-03) (aged 83) Kristiania, Norway

Andreas Grimelund (26 January 1812 – 3 January 1896) was a Norwegian bishop.

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The son of a farmer in Aker, he graduated as cand.theol. in 1835. He became residing chaplain in Nannestad in 1844 and Ullensaker in 1847. He was a teacher at the theological seminary in Christiania starting in 1851, and was appointed vicar in Gerpen in 1856. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Throndhjem (Nidaros) in 1860, and assumed that office on 19 July 1861. He retired in 1883, and died in 1896 in Kristiania.

He also served as praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1865 to 1870 and 1872 to 1874. The road Biskop Grimelunds vei in Vinderen has been named for him.

References

Andreas Grimelund Wikipedia


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