Johannes Skaar

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The Right Reverend

Johannes Nilsson Skaar
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Johannes Nilsson Skaar, photographed by Gustav Borgen
ChurchChurch of Norway
Personal details
Born(1828-11-15)15 November 1828
Kvam, Norway
Died13 December 1904(1904-12-13) (aged 76)
Trondheim, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
DenominationChristian
ParentsNils Gjermundsen Skaar
Elseber Torgeirsdatter Flatabø
SpouseCathinka Wilhelmine Pauline Hansen (1857-1896)
Marie Jacoba Flood (1898-1904)
OccupationPriest
Educationcand.theol. (1857)

Johannes Nilsson Skaar (15 November 1828 – 13 December 1904) was a Norwegian bishop and hymnologist.

Skaar was born in Øystese, Kvam, Norway in 1828. He received his cand.theol. degree in 1857. Skaar began his career in Skien where he was a chaplain. He went on to be a parish priest in Gjerpen in 1872. In 1885, he was named the bishop of the Diocese of Tromsø. He served in that post until 1892 when he was appointed as the bishop of the Diocese of Nidaros. He served there until his death in 1904.[1] He was decorated a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1887 and then a Commander of the same order in 1893.[2]

Skaar's daughter Anna Elisabet was married to politician Sven Adolf Svensen.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Lovsange og aandelige Viser (1863)
  • Norsk salmehistorie (1879–1880)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Johannes Nilsson Skaar". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  2. ^ Amundsen, Arne Bugge. "Johannes Skaar". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  3. ^ Jordheim, Knut. "Sven Svensen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Jakob Sverdrup Smitt
Bishop of Tromsø
1885–1892
Succeeded by
Peter Wilhelm Kreydahl Bøckmann
Preceded by
Niels Laache
Bishop of Trondhjem
1892–1904
Succeeded by
Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen