Peder Olivarius Bugge

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Right Reverend
Peder Olivarius Bugge
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Personal details
Born (1764-12-02)2 December 1764
Holt, Norway
Died 6 December 1849(1849-12-06) (aged 85)
Trondheim, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Parents Søren Bugge
Gidsken Edvardine Røring
Spouse Cathrine Magdalene Koch (1787–1849)
Children Frederik Moltke Bugge
Søren Bruun Bugge
Occupation Priest and Politician
Education Doctor of Theology
Alma mater University of Copenhagen

Peder Olivarius Bugge (2 December 1764 – 6 December 1849) was a Norwegian priest and politician. He was the bishop of the Diocese of Nidaros from 1804 until 1842.[1]


Peder Olivarius Bugge was born at Holt in Nedenes county, Norway. He was the son of the parish priest Søren Bugge (1721–94) and Gidsken Edvardine Røring (1724–93). After four years of schooling in Bergen, he attended Kristiansand Cathedral School. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen (cand.theol. 1786, magister 1787).[2]

He was a priest in various parishes in Sjælland, Jylland, and Lista before being appointed to the post of Bishop of the Diocese of Trondhjem when he was only 40 years old in 1804.[3]

Bugge took part at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 where a constitution was written. He was then elected as the first representative to the new Parliament from Trondheim 1815-1816. As Bishop of Trondhjem, Bugge gave the sermon at the coronation of the new King Karl Johan on 7 September 1818 at the Nidaros Cathedral.[1][4]

Bugge published a missionary magazine, Efterretninger om Evangelii Fremgang i alle Verdens-Dele (1821–22). He later showed sympathy for the Pietism movement and defended Haugean lay preachers. In later years, Bugge was bothered by impaired health. His resignation was accepted at the bishops' assembly in 1842.[1][5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1787, Bugge was married to Cathrine Magdalene Koch (1787–1849). He died in 1849 at Trondheim. He was the father of Frederik Moltke Bugge (1806-1853), rector at Trondheim Cathedral School and Søren Bruun Bugge (1798-1886), rector of Christiania Cathedral School. His grandchildren included Johannes Christian Piene and Wilhelm Bugge.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Knut Mykland. "Peter Olivarius Bugge". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  2. ^ Hallgeir Elstad. "Peter Olivarius Bugge". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ D. Thrap. "Bugge, Peder Olivarius". Dansk biografisk Lexikon III. Bind. Brandt - Clavus: 236–241.
  4. ^ "Peter Olivarius Bugge". Eidsvoll 1814. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Harald L. Tveterås, Wilhelm Munthe (1940). "Efterretninger om Evangelii Fremgang i alle Verdens-Dele". Norske tidsskrifter. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Svein Magne Sirnes. "Frederik Moltke Bugge". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Bratberg, Terje. "Johannes Christian Piene". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Johan Christian Schønheyder
Bishop of Trondhjem
Succeeded by
Hans Riddervold