Mathias Sigwardt

Mathias Sigwardt
Diocese Diocese of Christianssand
Installed 1832
Term ended 1840
Predecessor Johan Storm Munch
Successor Jacob von der Lippe
Personal details
Born (1770-10-20)20 October 1770
Died 8 October 1840(1840-10-08) (aged 69)
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Lutheranism
Alma mater University of Copenhagen

Mathias Sigwardt (20 October 1770 – 8 October 1840) was a Norwegian bishop.

He was born in Borre as a son of vicar Søren Sigwardt (1729–1792) and his first wife Ulrikke Leonore, née Weinwich. He took his primary and secondary education under his father as well as teacher in Christiania Herman Amberg. Sigwardt enrolled as a student in 1791, and graduated with the cand.theol. degree in 1795.[1]

He became a curate in Vaale under Frants Philip Hopstock in 1796, and in 1799 he became teacher as well as inspector at the teacher's seminary in Tønsberg. He became vicar at Oslo Hospital and Christiania Tugthus in 1804, vicar in Tune and dean in the Diocese of Christiania in 1820. From 1825 he was connected to the Court of the Royal Family, and in 1832 he was appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Christianssand. He caught a disease during a trip to Mandal in 1839, and died in October 1840.[1]

In 1798 he married Louise Juliane Catharine Hopstock, a daughter of F. Hopstock. She died in November 1815, and in 1822 Sigwardt married the widow of Nicolai Lumholtz, Karine Lumholtz.[1] Through his daughter Ulrike Eleonore, Mathias Sigwardt was a grandfather of pyhsician Mathias Sigwardt Greve and great-grandfather of architect Bredo Greve and weaver Ulrikke Greve.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 Thrap, D. (1901). "Sigwardt, Matthias". In Bricka, Carl Frederik. Dansk biografisk lexikon (in Danish). 15. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag. pp. 587–588. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. Gade, F. G. (1929). "Greve, Mathias Sigwardt". In Bull, Edvard; Jansen, Einar. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). 4 (1st ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 590–592.
Preceded by
Johan Storm Munch
Bishop of Christianssand
Succeeded by
Jacob von der Lippe
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