Norwegian Constituent Assembly election, February–August 1814

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Constituent Assembly elections were held in Norway in 1814.[1] The elections were held in Christiania and the surrounding area in February, and in the rest of the country as news of the need for elections arrived.[1] However, in Finnmark in the far north of the country, the elections were not held until July and August, by which time the Assembly had finished its work.[1] As political parties were not officially established until 1884,[2] the 112 elected members were independents.[3]

The Constituent Assembly convened in Eidsvoll to draw up the Constitution of Norway. The delegates were popularly dubbed the "Eidsvoll men" (Eidsvollsmennene). The new constitution was agreed on 16 May 1814, and signed and dated the following day. Elections to a second Constituent Assembly were held on 14 August.[1]


List of members meeting at Eidsvoll on 17 May 1814[edit]

Akershus county [4][edit]

Aggershuske Ridende Jæg. Corps,[6] Akershusiske skarpskytter Regiment [7][edit]

Arendal [8] Deputation[edit]

Artillerie-Corpset [9][edit]

Bergen City[10] Deputation[edit]

Søndre Bergenhuus County [11][edit]

Nordre Bergenhuus County [12][edit]

Bergenhus Regiment [13][edit]

Buskeruds Amt [14][edit]

Bratsberg Amt [17][edit]

Christiania [18][edit]

Christiansand [19][edit]

Christians Amt [20][edit]


Dramen [21][edit]

Friderichshald [22][edit]

Friedrichsstad [23][edit]

Hedemarkens Amt [24][edit]

Holmestrand [26][edit]

Jarlsberg Grevskab [27][edit]

Ingenieur Brigaden [28][edit]

Kongsberg [29][edit]

Kragerø [30][edit]

Laurvig [31][edit]

Laurvigs Grevskab [32][edit]

Lister Amt [34][edit]

Mandals [35][edit]

Molde [36][edit]

Moss [37][edit]

Nedenæs Amt [38][edit]

Nordenfjelske Infanteri Regiment [39][edit]

Norske Jeger Corps [40][edit]

Oplandske Infanterie Regement [41][edit]

Porsgrund [42][edit]

Raabøigelaugets Amt [43][edit]

Romsdals Amt [44][edit]

Røraas Bergkorps [45][edit]

Smaalehnenes Amt [46][edit]

Schien Skien[edit]

Stavanger Bye Stavanger[edit]

Stavanger Amt Rogaland[edit]

Søe-Deffensionen [47][edit]

Søndenfieldske Infanterie-Regiment [48][edit]

Søndenfieldske Dragon-Regiment [49][edit]

Tellemarkske Infanterie Regiment [51][edit]

Trondhjems Bye [52][edit]

Søndre Trondhjems Amt [54][edit]

Nordre Trondhiems Amt [56][edit]

Første Trondhjemske Regiment [57][edit]

Andet Trondhjemske Regiment [58][edit]

Trondhiemske Dragon Corps [59][edit]

Tønsberg [60][edit]

Westerlenske Inf. Regiment [61][edit]

Øster Risør [62][edit]

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1423
  3. ^ Storting composition 1814-1903 Norwegian Social Science Data Services
  4. ^ Akershus
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p The Norwegian term Bonde is more specific; it indicates the farmer is a free-holder who works his own land, usually with the help of others.
  6. ^ Akershus dragon regiment
  7. ^ Akershus marksmen regiment
  8. ^ Arendal
  9. ^ Artillery Corps
  10. ^ Bergen City
  11. ^ Søndre Bergenhuus Amt
  12. ^ Nordre Bergenhuus Amt
  13. ^ Bergenhus Regiment
  14. ^ Buskerud
  15. ^ a b c d Pastor in charge of multiple churches.
  16. ^ In this sense, tax collector for a rural district.
  17. ^ Telemark
  18. ^ Oslo
  19. ^ Kristiansand
  20. ^ Oppland
  21. ^ Drammen
  22. ^ Halden
  23. ^ Fredrikstad
  24. ^ Hedmark
  25. ^ a b c d Administrative official roughly equivalent to a sheriff or bailiff.
  26. ^ Holmestrand
  27. ^ Jarlsberg
  28. ^ Engineer Brigade
  29. ^ Kongsberg
  30. ^ Kragerø
  31. ^ Larvik
  32. ^ The domain of the Count of Larvik.
  33. ^ The Norwegian title Proprietær implies ownership of a large area.
  34. ^ Vest-Agder
  35. ^ also located in Vest-Agder County
  36. ^ Molde
  37. ^ Moss
  38. ^ Aust-Agder
  39. ^ Brigade in Northern Norway.
  40. ^ Army chasseurs
  41. ^ Oppland Regiment
  42. ^ Porsgrund
  43. ^ [[Råbyggelag|]]
  44. ^ Møre og Romsdal
  45. ^ Mountain troops stationed at Røros.
  46. ^ A former county located in modern day [[Østfold|]].
  47. ^ The Navy
  48. ^ Infantry Regiment of Southern Norway
  49. ^ Dragoon Regiment of Southern Norway
  50. ^ The Norwegian term Rittmester might also be translated “Captain of Horse”.
  51. ^ Telemark Regiment
  52. ^ Trondheim city.
  53. ^ The Etatsråd was formerly a position granted by the king.
  54. ^ Sør-Trøndelag
  55. ^ The Klokker was a church official who provided the normal sexton services as well as leading singing in church and serving as school master.
  56. ^ Nord-Trøndelag
  57. ^ The First Infantry Regiment from Trondheim.
  58. ^ The Second Infantry Regiment from Trondheim.
  59. ^ The Dragoon Corps from Trondheim.
  60. ^ Tønsberg
  61. ^ Infantry Regiment from Vestlandet.
  62. ^ Risør