Anders Foss

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Anders Foss (1543 – 25 January 1607) was a Norwegian clergyman and Bishop of Bergen.[1]

Anders Michaelsen Foss was born in Denmark. He was the son of Catharina Tausen (ca 1535-1592), eldest daughter from the first marriage of Hans Tausen (1494–1561), Bishop of the Diocese of Ribe .[2] Foss took his magister degree in divinity during 1564 in Copenhagen. He was employed as rector of the convent school at Antvorskov Kloster on Zealand . After 1570, he was parish priest at Stege Church on the island of Møn. He served as Lutheran Bishop in Bergen stift from 1583 until he died in 1607.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Carl Frederik Bricka. "Anders Foss". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Carl Frederik Bricka. "Tausen, Hans, 1494-1561, evangelisk Reformator og Biskop". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Antvorskov Kloster". Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Anders Foss". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  5. ^ Fossen, Anders Bjarne. "Anders Foss". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Jens Pedersen Schjelderup
Bishop of Bjørgvin
Succeeded by
Anders Mikkelsen Kolding