Andreas Grimelund

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The Right Reverend
Andreas Grimelund
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Andreas Grimelund
Personal details
Born (1812-01-26)26 January 1812
Aker, Norway
Died 3 January 1896(1896-01-03) (aged 83)
Kristiania, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Parents Hans Hansen Grimelund
Gunhild Aslaksdatter
Spouse Julie Augusta Kjelsen (1838–1896)
Occupation Priest
Education cand.theol. (1835)

Andreas Grimelund (26 January 1812 – 3 January 1896) was a Norwegian bishop.

The son of a farmer in Aker, he graduated as cand.theol. in 1835. He became residing chaplain in Nannestad in 1844 and Ullensaker in 1847. He was a teacher at the theological seminary in Christiania starting in 1851, and was appointed vicar in Gerpen in 1856. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Throndhjem (Nidaros) in 1860, and assumed that office on 19 July 1861. He retired in 1883, and died in 1896 in Kristiania.[1][2]

He also served as praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1865 to 1870 and 1872 to 1874.[3] The road Biskop Grimelunds vei in Vinderen has been named for him.[4]


  1. ^ Thaulow, Christian. "Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede" (PDF). Trondheim public library. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Andreas Grimelund – utdypning (NBL-artikkel)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  3. ^ Bratberg, Terje (1996). "Vitenskapsselskapet". In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. Trondheim byleksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. pp. 599–600. ISBN 82-573-0642-8. 
  4. ^ Tvedt, Knut Are, ed. (2000). "Biskop Grimelunds vei". Oslo byleksikon (4th ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 62. ISBN 82-573-0815-3. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Hans Jørgen Darre
Bishop of Nidaros
Succeeded by
Nils Jacob Laache
Academic offices
Preceded by
Christian Petersen
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Hans Jørgen Darre
Preceded by
Hans Jørgen Darre
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop