Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup

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Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup (7 October 1859 – 27 September 1931) was a Norwegian businessperson.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Christiania[1] as the son of Thorleif Schjelderup and Fredrikke Marie Caspary.[2] His older sister Berte married Bredo Henrik von Munthe af Morgenstierne, son of Vilhelm Ludvig Herman von Munthe af Morgenstierne.[2]

Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup married Inga Berven. Their son Gunnar Schjelderup became a businessperson, while their other son Ferdinand Schjelderup became a judge. Through Ferdinand he was the grandfather of Olympic bronze medal ski jumper Thorleif Schjelderup.


Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup graduated as cand.jur. in 1882, but concentrated on a business career as he in 1884 entered the family company Ludwigsen & Schjelderup. He eventually became the single owner of the company, which was nationally leading in the grain and flour business.[1]

He was also the major shareholder of the forestry and timber company Enso-Gutzeit until 1919, and a co-owner of the iron- and steelware factory Christiania Spigerverk. His son Gunnar took over here in 1926.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Schjelderup, Thorleif Frederik". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Thorleif Schjelderup genealogy (