Lars Holst

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Lars Holst
Lars Holst.jpg
Born (1848-11-22)22 November 1848
Died 31 May 1915(1915-05-31) (aged 66)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Journalist
Newspaper editor
Known for Editor-in-chief of Dagbladet
Chairman of the Liberal Party of Norway
Spouse(s) Fernanda Thomesen

Lars Kristian Holst (22 November 1848 – 31 May 1915) was a Norwegian journalist, newspaper editor and politician.[1]


Holst was born in Bergen, Norway. He was the son of shipmaster Søren Dalholt Holst (1811–84) and Catharina Krohn (1814–1903). He graduated from the University of Christiania (now University of Oslo) and earned his law degree in 1871. In 1872, he moved to Bergen and worked for Bergens Tidende from 1874. In 1883, he was made Chief editor of Dagbladet. He was editor-in-chief of Dagbladet from 1883 to 1898 and Chairman of the Liberal Party of Norway from 1900 to 1903.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was a nephew of Henrik Krohn. Through his sister Christine Margrethe, he was a brother-in-law of Nils Wichstrøm.[3] [4] He was married to journalist Fernanda Thomesen from 1882 to 1895. Lars Holst died in 1915 and was buried in the churchyard of Old Aker Church in Oslo.[5]


  1. ^ Mjeldheim, Leiv. "Lars Holst". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Mardal, Magnus A. (2007). "Lars Kristian Holst". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Henrik Krohn". Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ Berg, Thoralf. "Nils Wichstrøm". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Myrstad, Anne Marit (February 19, 2016). "Fernanda Nissen". Women Film Pioneers Project at Columbia University. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
Media offices
Preceded by
Samuel Frederik Bætzmann
Chief editor of Dagbladet
Succeeded by
Harald Kristoffersen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Viggo Ullmann
Chairman of the Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Carl Berner