Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop

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Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop.

Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop (21 December 1812 – 13 March 1891) was a Norwegian politician and priest in the Church of Norway.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Christiania (now Oslo) and was the brother of Bishop Carl Peter Parelius Essendrop.[1] He served as a priest in Søndre Throndhjems Amt (now Sør-Trøndelag). He was parish priest of the Strinda and Bakklandet neighborhoods in Trondheim (1851 to 1876) and village mayor during two periods (1862-1865) and (1868-1873).

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1862, 1865, 1871 and 1874, representing his county.[2] He served as President of the Lagting during the third term, and President of the Storting from 1874.[1][3] He was originally among the prominent liberals, a group which also included Johan Sverdrup, Johannes Steen and Ole Richter, but later became more moderate/conservative.[1] After he became dean of Nidaros Cathedral in the Diocese of Nidaros at Trondheim, he was elected from the constituency of Trondhjem og Levanger in 1877 and 1880.[2]

Later life[edit]

Essendrop also served as praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1874 to 1883.[4] He died in March 1891.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bernhard Ludvig Essendrop" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Presidents of the Storting
  4. ^ Bratberg, Terje (1996). "Vitenskapsselskapet". In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. Trondheim byleksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. pp. 599–600. ISBN 82-573-0642-8. 
Political offices
Preceded by
P. Daniel B. W. Kildal
Johan Sverdrup
President of the Storting
(with others)
Succeeded by
Johannes Steen
Academic offices
Preceded by
Andreas Grimelund
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Karl Ditlev Rygh