Edvard Hagerup

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Edvard Hagerup

Edvard Hagerup (1781–1853) was a Norwegian solicitor and politician. He was born in Kristiansand, the son of a bishop Eiler (Kongel) Hagerup b. 1718 and Edvardine Magdalene Margarethe Christie (b. 1755).

In 1801, he studied in Copenhagen with Wilhelm Frimann Koren Brodtkorp Christie (b. 1778). Both became "Stiftsamtmann", the King's representative in a county. During the formation of the Constitution of Norway signed at Constitutional Assembly on the 17th of May 1814, Christie was secretary to the delegates led by Christian Magnus Falsen and Hagerup was adviser to the Danish Prince Christian Fredrik who was present.

He was a member of the first Norwegian Parliament, in the year 1814. He was asked to accept the post of minister, but that would require him to live in Stockholm, and he abstained. At that time he worked as an assessor.[1]

Hagerup was later appointed County Governor of Nordre Bergenhus amt (today named Sogn og Fjordane), serving from 1822 to 1831.[2] Seated in Bergen, as Nordre Bergenhus was administrated from outside its territory, Hagerup was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from that city for the year 1824. In 1827 he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament for a third time.[1]

From 1834 to 1852 he served as County Governor of Søndre Bergenhus amt (today named Hordaland).[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married well to Ingeborg Janson (b. 1786), the daughter of a wealthy estate owner and Supplier to the Court; Herman Didrik Jansen. His father-in-law saw in Edvard the most likely custodian to his vast fortune. His father in law financed the transport of representatives from Bergen to Eidsvoll in 1814. Hagerup died an extremely wealthy man.

Eight of nine children lived to maturity. He is grandfather to the composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg (b. 1843) and his wife Nina Hagerup (b. 1845).


  1. ^ a b Edvard Hagerup born 1781 - Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
  2. ^ a b Norwegian Counties — World Statesmen.org

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Preceded by
Christian Magnus Falsen
County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane
Succeeded by
Fredrik Riis