Romedal

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Romedal is a former municipality in Hedmark county, Norway

Romedal was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It was merged with Stange January 1, 1964.

History

Bishop Sigurd of Hamar, who died in 1418, was a native of Romedal. He had an excellent reputation, as reported in the Hamar Chronicle of 1553.

Kristen Steffensen Bang was priest at Romedal in 1643, when he joined with Kjeld Stub to set up the first printing press in Norway, located in Oslo. Pastor Bang wrote copiously to feed his printing press and died a pauper in 1678 at the age of 98. The press is most famous for printing the Aggerhus-Acter which were accounts of the progress of the ongoing Gyldenløve War with Sweden.

Priests at Romedal Church

  • –1545 Anders
  • 1552 Bernt Paulsen
  • 1552–1565 Erik Mogensen
  • 1565–1584 Tore Olsen Hummer
  • 1584–1618 Kjeld Torgersen
  • 1621–1655 Christen Steffensen Bang
  • 1657–1665 Nils Christensen Hover
  • 1665–1674 Johan Borchardsen Madfeld
  • 1674–1724 Isak Andersen Cold

...

  • –1825 Peter Grüner Mandall (1749–1829)
  • 1826–1852 Ole Christian Sang (1778–1852)
  • 1853–1864 August Thorvald Deinboll (1810–1900)
  • 1864–1871 Christian Bastholm Heltberg (1809–1871)
  • 1872– Wilhelm Julius Just Gedde (1818–?)

...

  • –2006 Anne Marie Dahl Mustard

The name

The Norse form of the name was Ruðmudalr. The first element is (probably) the genitive case of an old river name (*Ruðma), the last element is dalr m 'valley, dale'.

References

  • East Norway and its Frontier by Frank Noel Stagg, George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1956.

Coordinates: 60°45′N 11°16′E / 60.750°N 11.267°E / 60.750; 11.267