The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Bjørgvin|
|Diocese||Diocese of Bjørgvin|
|Predecessor||Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow|
|Born||13 June 1772|
|Died||25 January 1848 (aged 75)|
|Buried||St Mary's Church, Bergen|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
Jacob Neumann (13 July 1772 – 25 January 1848) was a Norwegian bishop.
He was born in Strømsø as a son of Hans Neumann (1745–1789) and Annechen Johanne Blom (1754–1773), and a grandson of Jakob Hansen Neumann. He was also a first cousin of Gustav Peter Blom and Gustava Kielland and a second cousin of Christian Blom.
He studied under Christian Kølle at Snarøya from 1781 to 1785 and in Elsinore from 1785 to 1787, before enrolling at the University of Copenhagen, where he graduated in 1796 with the cand.theol. degree. He took the dr.philos. degree in church history in 1799 on the thesis Historia primatus Lundensis. He worked as a private tutor until 1799, when he became curate in Asker. In 1805 he was promoted to vicar. He continued writing, being one of the last Rationalists in Norway. In 1811 he published Doctor M. Luthers lille Katechismus, a version of Martin Luther's cathechism. He was elected to the first session of the Parliament of Norway in 1814, representing Agershus Amt. In 1819 he became dean of Drammen in 1819. In 1822 he was promoted to bishop of the Diocese of Bjørgvin. He was a member of Det nyttige Selskab in Bergen, and was a co-founder of Bergens Sparebank in 1823 and Bergen Museum in 1825. He also served as deputy representative to Parliament in 1824.
| Bishop of Bjørgvin
Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow