Georg Sibbern

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Georg Sibbern. Photo: Carl Jacob Malmberg

Georg Christian Sibbern (29 March 1816 - 4 October 1901) was a Norwegian diplomat who served as the Prime Minister of Norway.[1]


He was born at Rygge in Østfold. He was the son of Valentin Sibbern (1779-1853) and Anne Cathrine de Stockfleth (1785-1865). His father was a Norwegian government minister and was a representative at the Norwegian Constitutional Assembly. He grow up at the family estate at Værne Kloster. He attended the Oslo Cathedral School. He completed his examen artium at Oslo Cathedral School in 1831, and graduated in law at the University of Christiania (now University of Oslo) in 1837.[2][3]


From 1838 he worked as an agent by the Norwegian Minister Department in Stockholm and from 1840 was employed in the foreign service. He worked in St. Petersburg (1842-1843), Copenhagen (1845-1847), The Hague (1847-1848), London (1848-1850) and Washington, D.C. (1850-1856). In April 1858, Sibbern was appointed Swedish-Norwegian ambassador in Constantinople. He served as Norwegian Prime Minister from 16 December 1858 - 30 November 1861 and 17 December 1861 - 1 November 1871. He later was ambassador in Paris (1878-1884). [4]

Personal life[edit]

On 20 November 1852, he married Maria Soane. He was the brother-in-law of Frederik Due.[5]


  1. ^ "Georg Sibbern, Diplomat, Politiker". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Værne kloster". Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Terje Bratberg. "Sibbern". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sibbern, Tor Johannes (23 May 2011). "Georg Sibbern, Prime Minister 1858 - 1861 and 1861 - 1871". Norwegian Government Ministries since 1814 sourced from Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Government Administration Services. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Magnus A. Mardal. "Georg Sibbern". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Adam Christoffer Lövenskiöld
Chargé d'affaires of Sweden–Norway to the United States
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Resident Minister of Sweden–Norway to the United States
Succeeded by
Nils Erik Wilhelm af Wetterstedt
Preceded by
Anton Testa
Envoy of Sweden–Norway to the Ottoman Empire
Succeeded by
Peter Collett
Preceded by
Georg Nicolaus Adelswärd
Envoy of Sweden–Norway to France
Succeeded by
Carl Lewenhaupt