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Erling Gjone (8 May 1898 – 10 October 1990) was a Norwegian architectural historian and antiquarian. Gjone made significant contributions to the preservation of medieval-era Norwegian buildings.

He was born in Levanger in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. After completing his studies at the Norwegian Technical College (NTH), Gjone was an assistant architect with Ole Landmark in Bergen from 1920-24 after which he joined professor Johan Meyer NTH in Trondheim. In 1931 Gjone was employed as a lecturer in early Norwegian construction at NTH. From 1947 until 1968, he was Professor of Architectural Development. He was a member of the committees for restoration of Austråttborgen and Bergenhus Fortress. He is most noted for his work with the restoration of the Archbishop's Palace (Erkebispegården) in Trondheim.

During the German conquest of Norway in 1940 he took part in the Battle of Hegra Fortress, and later emerged as leader of the local chapter of Milorg in Trøndelag at the end of the war.

He was decorated Knight of the Order of St. Olav in 1961, and Commander in 1973. He had also received the British King's Medal for Courage.


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