Hans Jørgen Darre

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Hans Jørgen Darre
Personal details
Born (1803-09-27)27 September 1803
Klæbu, Norway
Died 11 March 1874(1874-03-11) (aged 70)
Miraflores, Spain
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Parents Jacob Hersleb Darre
Louise Caroline Steenbuch
Spouse Ida Wilhelmine Dessen (1833–1849)
Occupation Priest
Education cand.theol.

Hans Jørgen Darre (27 September 1803 – 11 March 1874) was a Norwegian clergyman and Bishop of Nidaros.

Darre was born at Klæbu in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. He was the son of the vicar in Klæbo and constitutional founding father, Jacob Hersleb Darre. He graduated as cand.theol. in 1827 and succeeded his father as vicar in Klæbu in 1833. He was the dean in the district of Dalerne from 1843 to 1848, and in March 1849 he took over as Bishop of the Diocese of Throndhjem (Nidaros). He retired in 1860 with a 1000 speciedaler pension. In 1872 he moved to a town near the Spanish-Portuguese border, where his daughter's husband worked in a mine. Hans Jørgen Darre died in Miraflores, Spain during 1874, his body brought back to Norway in December 1883.[1][2]

In Throndhjem, he was a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. He served as praeses of the society from 1851 to 1855 and 1870 to 1872.[3] He was a Knight of the Order of St. Olav.[1]

One of his daughters, Jørgine Wilhelmine, married Lauritz Jenssen, a descendant of Matz Jenssen and Lauritz Dorenfeldt Jenssen. Through her, Hans Jørgen Darre was the grandfather of politicians Hans Jørgen Darre-Jenssen and Worm Hirsch Darre-Jenssen.[2]


  1. ^ a b Thaulow, Christian. "Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede" (PDF). Trondheim public library. 
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Hans Jørgen Darre – utdypning (NBL-artikkel)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  3. ^ Bratberg, Terje (1996). "Vitenskapsselskapet". In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. Trondheim byleksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. pp. 599–600. ISBN 978-82-573-0642-7. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Hans Riddervold
Bishop of Nidaros
Succeeded by
Andreas Grimelund
Academic offices
Preceded by
Frederik Moltke Bugge
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Christian Petersen
Preceded by
Andreas Grimelund
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Succeeded by
Andreas Grimelund