Frederik Nannestad

Frederik Nannestad
Born (1693-10-21)21 October 1693
Eidsberg, Norway
Died 11 August 1774(1774-08-11) (aged 80)
Christiania, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Education Magister in theology (1718)
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Occupation Priest
Religion Christian (Church of Norway)
Spouse(s) Martha Elisabeth Jensdatter Wissing (1732)
Parent(s) Christopher Jensen
Karen Tønnesdatter Unrov

Frederik Nannestad (21 October 169311 August 1774) was a Norwegian theologian and bishop.

Painting of Bishop Nannestad

Frederik Nannestad was born in Eidsberg, Norway, the son of pastor Christopher Jensen and his third wife, Karen Tønnesdatter Unrov. In 1732 he became the Dean in Aarhus, where he also was married to Martha Elizabeth Jensdatter Wissing on 6 August 1732. In 1742 he received his Doctorate of theology.

On 11 May 1748, he was appointed the bishop of the Diocese of Nidaros. In 1758, after 10 years of work there, was he named the bishop of the Diocese of Oslo. He retired and left office on 1 October 1773 and died less than a year later.[1][2]

Selected works


  1. Store norske leksikon. "Frederik Nannestad – utdypning (NBL-artikkel)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  2. Thrap, D. "Dansk biografisk Lexikon XII. Bind. Münch - Peirup" (in Danish). pp. 126–127. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
Preceded by
Ludvig Harboe
Bishop of Nidaros
Succeeded by
Johan Ernst Gunnerus
Preceded by
Niels Dorph
Bishop of Christiania
Succeeded by
Christian Schmidt

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