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Astrup, Eivind

Born: 1871 AD
Died: 1895 AD, at 24 years of age.

Nationality: Norwegian
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1884 - Born in Stavanger, South West Norway. Lutheran bishop.

1937 - After some years as a teacher, pastor, and prison chaplain, he became Bishop of Tromsø and then Bishop of Oslo and Primate of the Norwegian Church.

1941 - He led the Church's opposition to the Quisling government, and was imprisoned.

1950 - He was a strong supporter of the ecumenical movement, becoming a president of the World Council of Churches.

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