Peder Vognsen

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Peder Vognsen (died 11 April 1204) was bishop of Aarhus, Denmark, from 1191. He belonged to the nobility as a member of the Hvide clan.[1] Related to Archbishop Absalon (his mother's cousin), he used his extensive private means to found Aarhus Cathedral. He established several prebends for the cathedral which were authorized by Pope Celestine III in 1197 and confirmed by Pope Innocent III in 1198. From the deed of his donation to the cathedral in 1203, it can be seen he owned a large estate in Zealand including four churches. Peder Vognsen is entombed in Aarhus Cathedral.[2] He is commemorated by a black marble slab in the chancel.[3]


  1. ^ Trap, Jens Peter; Westergaard, Harald; Falbe-Hansen, Vigand; Harald Weitemeyer (1904). Kongeriget Danmark--Personalregister til Trap. G. E. C. Gad. p. 41.
  2. ^ "Peder Vognsen" (in Danish). Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ Nagel Travel Guide Series: Scandinavia. McGraw-Hill. 1964. p. 86.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Svend I
Bishop of Aarhus
1191 ~ 1204
Succeeded by
Skjalm Vognsen