Knud Gislesen

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Knud Gislesen
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Church Church of Norway
Diocese Tromsø stift
Appointed 1856
In office 1856–60
Personal details
Born (1801-12-29)29 December 1801
Hjartdal, Norway
Died 20 May 1860(1860-05-20) (aged 58)
Tromsø, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Spouse Henriette Gislesen
Occupation Priest
Education Cand.theol. (1930)
Alma mater University of Oslo

Knud Gislesen (1801—1860) was a Norwegian teacher, theologian, and priest. He was also the bishop of Tromsø from 1856 until his death in 1860. He was married to Henriette Gislesen, a famous Norwegian writer.

Gislesen was born on 29 December 1801 in Løxlie in Hjartdal, Telemark county, Norway. He moved to Oslo in 1825 to pursue his education at the University of Oslo. He received his cand.theol. degree in 1830. His first job was as a teacher at the school in Skien in 1831. He took a different job as a chaplain at the church in Asker in 1833. In 1834, he was named the head of the Asker Seminary. In 1855 he became a vicar in Gjerpen, and then in May 1856 he was named as Bishop of the Diocese of Tromsø. He remained there until his death in 1860.[1]

During his time at the Asker seminary, he wrote a Bible history book in 1853. A revised and expanded version was published in 1858. He received the Order of Vasa in 1843 and the Order of St. Olav in 1858.[1]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Knud Gislesen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Daniel Bremer Juell
Bishop of Tromsø stift
Succeeded by
Carl Essendrop