Christian Torber Hegge Geelmuyden

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Christian Torber Hegge Geelmuyden (16 October 1816 – 13 May 1885) was a Norwegian naval officer and politician.

He was born in Trondheim as the son of Hans Geelmuyden, and brother of Ivar Geelmuyden.[1] He married twice.[1]

Christian Geelmuyden made a career in the Royal Norwegian Navy. He joined the Navy as a Cadet at the age of fourteen,[2] being promoted to Second Lieutenant in 1836, Premier Lieutenant in 1848 and Captain Lieutenant in 1857.[1] He then became Captain in 1864 and Commander in 1874. He was stationed in Horten, where he was mayor from 1857 to 1864.[2] He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1857, representing the constituency of Jarlsberg og Laurvigs Amt. He later served as a deputy representative during the term 1862–1864.[3]

He was a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav,[1] and was a member of both the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. A street in Horten, Geelmuydens gate, was named after him.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede, by Chr. Thaulow. Hosted by Trondheim public library.
  2. ^ a b c Brissach, Ingrid J. (31 August 2005). "Sjømann ble krigskommissær". Adresseavisen. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  3. ^ Christian Torber Hegge Geelmuyden – Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)