Wilhelm Wedel-Jarlsberg

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Wilhelm Wedel-Jarlsberg in the court dress of a papal chamberlain

Wilhelm Christian Wedel-Jarlsberg (February 20, 1852 at Vækerø Manor – September 16, 1909 in Einsiedeln) was a Norwegian nobleman and papal chamberlain.

He was the son of Baron Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg (Bogstad) and Edle Frederikke Rosenørn Lehn.[1] He became an officer of the Norwegian Army in 1875 and in 1879, he was appointed a chamberlain at the Norwegian court. After converting to Catholicism along with his wife, he had to leave the Lutheran court in Norway, but was appointed a papal chamberlain by Pope Leo XIII in 1882. He lived with his family at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.

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  1. ^ Peder Anker Wedel-Jarlsberg. Lensgreve Herman Wedel Jarlsberg's etterslekt, 1950