Johannes Steen

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Johannes Steen

Johannes Wilhelm Christian Steen (22 July 1827, Christiania - 1 April 1906, Voss) was a Norwegian politician, Prime Minister of Norway from 1891 to 1893 and from 1898 to 1902.

He was born in Oslo and grew up in Vesteraalen.[1]

Steen's final administration was responsible for the 1902 Land Sales Act, that limited the buying or leasing of state-owned land to fluent Norwegian speakers, barring the Saami people from the purchase of their traditional hunting and grazing grounds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johannes Steen Store norske leksikon.
  2. ^ BBC History Magazine, January 2011 The Saami of Scaninavia p. 19;
Political offices
Preceded by
Emil Stang
Prime Minister of Norway
1891–1893
Succeeded by
Emil Stang
Preceded by
Francis Hagerup
Prime Minister of Norway
1898–1902
Succeeded by
Otto Albert Blehr