Peter Olrog Schjøtt

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Peter Olrog Schjøtt
Photo: Ludwik Szacinski de Ravics

Peter Olrog Schjøtt (29 July 1833 – 7 January 1926) was a Norwegian philologist and politician.

Personal life[edit]

Peter Olrog Schjøtt was born in 1833 to priest and politician Ole Hersted Schjøtt (1805–1848) and his wife Anna Jacobine, née Olrog, in Dybvaag where his father was stationed as vicar. He was named after his maternal grandfather Peter Olrog.[1] He was the brother of philologist Steinar Schjøtt, who was born Stener Johannes Stenersen Schjøtt, named after professor of theology Stener Johannes Stenersen, but later adhered to Landsmål and Norwegianized his name.[2]

Peter Olrog Schjøtt married Mathilde (1844–1926) from Christiania, philologist and daughter of noted jurist Bernhard Dunker. Their most prominent child was jurist Sofie Schjøtt.[3]

Career[edit]

An academic, Schjøtt was appointed acting lector in Greek philology at the University of Christiania in May 1865. In January 1866 he was given a permantent position as lector, and in June the same year he was promoted to professor. He left in March 1888.[4]

He then embarked on a political career, representing the Liberal Party. He was a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm from 13 March 1888 to 1 August 1888, Minister of the Interior from 1 August 1888 to 28 August 1888, member of the Council of State Division again from 30 August 1888 to 1 February 1889, and then Minister of Auditing from 23 February 1889 to 13 July 1889. Within the last period he was also Minister of Finance and Customs from 1 May 1889 to 6 June 1889.[5]

In July 1889 he returned to his professorship, this time expanded to the field of classical philology, at the University of Kristiania. He retired in April 1918.[4] He died in that city in 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Opptegnelser fra det gamle Porsgrunn, by Inga Friis. Hosted by Porsgrunn public library.
  2. ^ Harildstad, Gudmund (12 June 1997). "Ein hovding i nynorsk skriftkultur". Dag og Tid. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store Norske Leksikon (encyclopedia)[dead link]
  4. ^ a b List of academics at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, 1813–1984 (PDF) Retrieved 2008-06-16[dead link]
  5. ^ Peter Olrog Schjøtt born 1833 Archived October 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. - Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
Preceded by
Walter Scott Dahl
Minister of the Interior
1 August 1888–28 August 1888
Succeeded by
Oscar Jacobsen
Preceded by
Lars Knutson Liestøl
Minister of Auditing
February 1889–July 1889
Succeeded by
Emil Stang
Preceded by
Olaj Olsen
Minister of Finance and Customs
May 1889–June 1889
Succeeded by
Edvard Hagerup Bull (acting)