Ole Knudsen Tvedten

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Ole Knudsen Tvedten
Valle, Norway
Died(1837-10-05)5 October 1837
Occupationfarmer and district sheriff
Memorial of Tvedten outside Valle Church

Ole Knudsen Tvedten (1757/8 – 5 October 1837) was a Norwegian farmer and district sheriff. He served as a representative at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814.[1][2]

Ole Knudsen Tvedten was born in Valle in Aust-Agder, Norway. From 1785, he served as bailiff and later district sheriff until his death. In 1783, he married Gyro Gunnufsdotter Kvestad (1764-1822) and in 1788 he took over his parents’ farm, Nordigard Tveiten in traditional district of Setesdal. The couple had seven children. Following the death of his first wife in 1822, he was married to her cousin Margit Olsdotter Harstad (1804-185) with whom he had five children.[3][4]

He represented the Råbyggelaget district of Aust-Agder at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814, together with Thomas Bryn and Even Torkildsen Lande. At Eidsvoll, he supported inheritance rights and the side of the independence party (Selvstendighetspartiet) in the negotiations.[5][6][7]

His former home in Valle has been preserved and is open to the public. Tveitetunet is owned and operated by the Setesdal Museum (Setesdalsmuseet).[8][9]


  1. ^ Ole Knudsen Tvedten (lokalhistoriewiki.no)
  2. ^ Olav Knutsson Tveiten (Setesdalswiki)
  3. ^ Tveiten, Olav Knutsson (Eidsvollsmann)
  4. ^ Nordigard Tveiten (Naturbase)
  5. ^ Selvstendighetspartiet – i 1814 (Store norske leksikon. Magnus A. Mardal)
  6. ^ Mardal, Magnus A. "Ole Knudsen Tvedten". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  7. ^ Sætra, Gustav. "Olav Knutsson Tveiten". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Tveitetunet". (Setesdalsmuseet). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  9. ^ Nordigard Tveiten (tveitetun)

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Related reading[edit]

  • Holme, Jørn (2014) De kom fra alle kanter - Eidsvollsmennene og deres hus (Oslo: Cappelen Damm) ISBN 978-82-02-44564-5