Rosemarie Köhn

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Rosemarie Köhn
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Rosemarie Köhn. Photo: Kirkens informasjonsteneste
Province Diocese of Hamar, Church of Norway
Installed 20 May 1993 (1993-05-20)
Term ended 1 November 2006 (2006-11-01)
Predecessor Georg Hille
Successor Solveig Fiske
Personal details
Born (1939-10-20) 20 October 1939 (age 77)
Rathenow, Germany
Nationality Norwegian
Education University of Oslo

Rosemarie Köhn (born 20 October 1939 in Rathenow) was a bishop in the Diocese of Hamar of the Church of Norway from 20 May 1993 to 1 November 2006.

Bishop Köhn was born to a German father and Norwegian mother and immigrated to Norway in 1946.[1]

Köhn graduated from the University of Oslo with a cand.theol. degree. Köhn worked as an assistant professor in Biblical Theology at the University of Oslo from 1976 to 1989, and principal of the Practical-Theological Seminary from 1989 to 1993.[2]

She was bishop of Hamar from 1993 to 2006 as the first woman to be appointed bishop in the Church of Norway. She stepped down from office on 1 November 2006 and was succeeded by Solveig Fiske.

In 2004, she was appointed a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by King Harald V.


  1. ^ Bratberg, Terje. "Rosemarie Köhn". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Rosemarie Köhn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
Preceded by
Georg Hille
Bishop of Hamar
Succeeded by
Solveig Fiske