Christian Ancher

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"Christian Anker" redirects here. For the Norwegian businessman, see Christian Anker (1917–1988).
Paleet, Ancher's home in Christiania.

Christian Ancher (1711–1765) was a Norwegian merchant, timber trader and ship owner. He was born in Søndre Land, was married to Karen Elieson, and was the father of chamberlain Bernt Anker, prime minister Peder Anker and wholesaler Jess Anker. He eventually became the largest timber trader in Christiania, and was also big in shipping. He is known for his home Paleet near Bjørvika, which later was used as a Royal residence.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Storsveen, Odd Arvid. "Christian Ancher". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Christian Ancher". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Arstal, Aksel; Just, Carl, ed. (1966) [1938]. "Paléet". Oslo byleksikon (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. 
  4. ^ Daae, Ludvig (1891). Det gamle Christiania 1624–1814 (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Christiania: Cappelen. pp. 254–256.