Andreas Tofte

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Andreas Tofte
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Andreas Tofte
1st Mayor of Oslo
In office
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Herman Foss
Personal details
Born (1795-03-28)28 March 1795
Died 27 September 1852(1852-09-27) (aged 57)
Residence Tofte (–1810)
Prinsens gate 18 (1824–1848)
Slotsveien 37 (1848–)
Religion Christian

Andreas Tofte (28 March 1795 – 27 September 1852) was a Norwegian businessperson and politician.

He was born in Tofte as a son of landowner Mads Trulsen Tofte (1750–1823) and Elisabeth Borch (1749–1826). In November 1819 in Drammen he married Christine Søeberg (1797–1848). His daughter married businessman Thorvald Meyer, who inherited his enterprises, and he was also an ancestor of Erling Christophersen and Christian Schweigaard Stang.[1]

He was elected as the first mayor of Cristiania in 1837, and also served on the executive committee in 1838, 1841 and 1842. Tofte was a board member of Enerhaugen Asylum and founded Piperviken Asylum, and also financed the children's hospital Tofte's Gift in Munkedamsveien. The latter moved to Helgøya in 1896.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Boye, Else. "Andreas Tofte". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Andreas Tofte". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
position created
Mayor of Christiania
Succeeded by
Herman Foss