Johan Ferner

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Johan Martin Ferner
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Johan Martin Ferner in 2007.
Personal information
Birth name Johan Martin Jacobsen
Born (1927-07-22)22 July 1927
Asker, Norway
Died 24 January 2015(2015-01-24) (aged 87)
Oslo, Norway
Spouse(s) Ingeborg Hesselberg-Meyer
(m. 1953; div. 1956)
Princess Astrid of Norway
(m. 1961)

Johan Martin Ferner (né Johan Martin Jacobsen; 22 July 1927 – 24 January 2015) was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Elisabeth X at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together with Finn Ferner (his brother), Erik Heiberg, Tor Arneberg and Carl Mortensen.[1] He was married to Princess Astrid, the sister of King Harald V of Norway. He was also the brother-in-law of Princess Ragnhild.

Family[edit]

Johan Ferner was the son of master tailor Ferner Jacobsen (1885–1964), who owned a department store in Oslo, and his wife, Ragnhild Olsen (1889–1966). He also owned a department store. Ferner was originally his father's given name and was adopted as a family name by Johan Martin Ferner and his siblings. His grandfather was maritime pilot Johan Martin Jacobsen (1850–1907) from Tjøme, son of blacksmith Jacob Andreas Knudsen (1819–1868).

Marriages and children[edit]

Firstly, on 20 January 1953, Johan Ferner married artist Ingeborg 'Bitte' Hesselberg-Meyer (later Rostad; 1931–1997). They divorced 1956. He then remarried at Asker Church outside Oslo on 12 January 1961 to Princess Astrid of Norway, the second daughter of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden.[2]

The couple had five children and five grandchildren:

  • Cathrine Ferner (b. 22 July 1962, Oslo), married 9 December 1989 in Oslo, Arild Johansen (b. 18 June 1961, Oslo),[1] and has two children:
    • Sebastian Ferner Johansen (b. 9 March 1990, Oslo).
    • Madeleine Ferner Johansen (b. 7 March 1993, Oslo).
  • Benedikte Ferner (b. 27 September 1963, Oslo), married firstly 30 April 1994 in Oslo (divorced 1998) Rolf Woods (b. 17 June 1963, Oslo), without issue, and married secondly on 2 December 2000 in Oslo and separated in 2002, Mons Einar Stange (b. 26 May 1962, Oslo), without issue. [2]
  • Alexander Ferner (b. 15 March 1965, Oslo),[3] married 27 July 1996 in Holmenkollen Kapell, Oslo, Margrét Gudmundsdóttir (b. 27 March 1966, Reykjavík, Iceland), and has two children:
    • Edward Ferner (b. 28 March 1996, Bærum, Norway).
    • Stella Ferner (b. 23 April 1998, Bærum, Norway).
  • Elisabeth Ferner (b. 30 March 1969, Oslo), married 3 October 1992 in Oslo, Tom Folke Beckmann (b. 14 January 1963, Oslo), [4] and has one son:
    • Benjamin Ferner Beckmann (b. 25 April 1999, Oslo).
  • Carl-Christian Ferner (b. 22 October 1972, Oslo), married 4 October 2014 in Oslo, Anna-Stina Slattum Karlsen (b. 23 February 1984).[3] He works for the family business, Ferner Jacobsen AS. [5] [4]

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

  • Olav Vs jubileumsmedalje 1957-1982 stripe.svg Olav V's Silver Jubilee Medal (21/09/1982).
  • Olav Vs 100-årsmedalje stripe.svg Olav V's Centenary Medal (02/07/2003).
  • Kongehusets 100-årsmedalje stripe.svg Norwegian Royal House Centenary Medal (18/11/2005).
  • Order Sint Olaf 3 kl.png Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (10/02/2011).[5]

Foreign honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – SailingdatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)
  2. ^ "1952 Olympic silver medalist Ferner dies". news.yahoo.com. 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Birth announcement in Aftenposten 25 February 1984 No. 95 p. 18 and Norwegian tax lists of 2001 and 2009.
  4. ^ "OHF-styret". OSF. 
  5. ^ Kongehuset
  6. ^ Trondni