Johannes Smemo

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Johannes Smemo (1898 – 1973) was a Norwegian Lutheran bishop and psalmist.

He was a priest in Drammen and in Sør-Fron, and from 1934 rector at the Norwegian School of Theology. He played an active role in the Church's resistance during the German occupation of Norway.[1][2] For this he was imprisoned in Berg concentration camp from 11 November 1944 to May 1945.[3]

He was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Agder from 1946 to 1951, and a bishop of the Diocese of Oslo from 1951 to 1968. He chaired the psalm commission of the Church of Norway from 1954 to 1968.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oftestad, Bernt. "Johannes Smemo". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Johannes Smemo". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 627. ISBN 82-15-00288-9.