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