Andreas Hauge

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Andreas Hauge (12 December 1815 – 13 January 1892) was a Norwegian priest, hymn writer, and Member of Parliament.

He was born in Aker as a son of Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771–1824) and Andrea Andersdatter Nyhus (1784–1815). He lost his mother at only a week of age; his father then married again, but he died when Andreas Hauge was 9. He took the examen artium in 1834, and the cand.theol. degree in 1839. In 1843 he started a private school in Trondhjem together with Olaus Vullum (1812–1852) and Carl P. P. Essendrop, whom he had met when studying. He worked at another school from 1845, and was involved in the local missionary movement. He founded Norsk Missionstidende in 1845, and edited it until 1854. He was hired as secretary of the Norwegian Missionary Society in 1850. In May the same year he married Gabrielle Kielland (1830–1911), a daughter of priest Gabriel Kirsebom Kielland (1796-1854) and Gustava Kielland. Their son Hans Nilsen Hauge became a priest and politician, and Hauge was also the grandfather of Hans Ording.[1] Through marriage he was also a grandfather-in-law of theologian Johannes Ording.[2] Gustava Kielland spend some of her later life (she died in 1889) living together with Hauge and his wife.[3]

Andreas Hauge continued his career as vicar in Nord-Audnedal from 1852 and vicar in Skien from 1857. He was promoted to dean in 1868, and was elected to the municipal council in the same year.[1] Before this he had served one term in the Parliament of Norway, being elected from the constituency Skien in 1865.[4]

Hauge was also a hymn writer. He published Psalmer til Brug ved Missions-Sammenkomster in 1846 and 100 Missions-Psalmer in 1852. In 1863 he published Psalmebog til Kirke- og Huus-Andagt. This became a competitor of sorts of Magnus Brostrup Landstad's hymnals, and was officially released in 1874 as Psalmebog for Kirke og Hus. It was used by congregations until 1941,[1] but Landstad's work prevailed in the long run.[5]

Hauge was decorated with the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1875. He remained dean in Skien until his death there in January 1892.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Haanes, Vidar L. "Andreas Hauge". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Haanes, Vidar L. "Johannes Ording". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Olsen, A. (1936). "Kielland, Gustava". In Brøgger, A. W.; Jansen, Einar. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). 7 (1st ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 296–297. 
  4. ^ "Andreas Hauge" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Andreas Hauge". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 January 2010.