Frederich Christopher Trampe, Count of Trampe

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Frederich Christopher

Frederich Christopher, Count of Trampe (19 June 1779 – 18 July 1832) was a Danish-Norwegian count and politician.


His parents were Adam Frederich, Count of Trampe, and Gertrud (née Hoffmand de Poulson). Frederich's father belonged to an originally Pomeranian noble family, whose noble status had been naturalised in Denmark and Norway. Frederich was married three times, and had several children, including Adam Frederich Johan Poulson, Count of Trampe, one of the last Norwegian Counts.[1]

Education and occupation[edit]

He was born in 1779, enrolled as a student in 1794, and graduated as a cand.jur. in 1798. He became deputy judge in 1800, before making a brief military career in the Danish Army. He served as governor of the then-Danish province Iceland. In 1810 he came to Norway, as the first member of his family, as County Governor of Søndre Trondhjems amt (now Sør-Trøndelag). He held this position until his death in 1832.[1]

In Trondhjem (now Trondheim) he was a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, serving as praeses in 1832 right before his death.[2] He was a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1811, Knight of the Order of the Polar Star in 1818, and Commander of the Order of the Polar Star in 1825.[1]

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Literature and sources[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede, by Chr. Thaulow; hosted by the Trondheim Public Library.
  2. ^ Bratberg, Terje (1996). "Vitenskapsselskapet". In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. Trondheim byleksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. pp. 599–600. ISBN 82-573-0642-8. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Erik Must Angell
County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag
Succeeded by
Fredrik Riis
Academic offices
Preceded by
Niels Stockfleth Schultz
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Christian Hersleb Hornemann