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Jørgen Løvland

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Jørgen Løvland
Prime Minister of Norway
In office
23 October 1907 – 19 March 1908
MonarchHaakon VII
Preceded byChristian Michelsen
Succeeded byGunnar Knudsen
Personal details
Born3 February 1848
Evje, Norway
Died21 August 1922(1922-08-21) (aged 74)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materKristiansand Teacher Training College

Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland (3 February 1848 – 21 August 1922) was a Norwegian educator and civil servant who served as Prime Minister of the Norwegian Parliament (1907-1908).[1]

Gravesite of Jørgen Løvland, Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo
Gravesite of Jørgen Løvland, Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo

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Løvland was born at Lauvland in Evje (Lauvland i Evje herad) in Aust-Agder, Norway. He came from a farming family. He graduated from Christianssands Stifts Seminarium teachers’ seminary in 1865. He worked as primary school teacher in Christianssand (1866-1878) and then as headmaster in Setesdal (1878-1884). From 1884 to 1892 he was also editor of Christianssands Stiftsavis.[2]

Political career

He represented the Liberal party at the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) 1886-1888 and again in 1892-1898. He was Minister of Labour (1898–1899, 1900–1902, 1902–1903), a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm (1899–1900), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1905 and 1905–1907), Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1907–1908), and Minister of Education and Church Affairs (1915–1920). In 1905 became the prime minister in Stockholm. He was chair of the Norwegian government of Christian Michelsen. In October 1907, Løvland took over as Norwegian Prime Minister when Michelsen resigned. Løvland resigned the position in March 1908.[3] [4]

Norwegian Nobel Committee

Løvland was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from the foundation in 1897 until his death in 1922. He was the committee’s chairman (1901–1921). [5]

Personal life

He was married to Mathilde Løvland (1851–1938). Following their deaths, both he and his wife were buried at Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo.


  1. ^ "Jørgen Løvland". May 7, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Magnus A. Mardal. "Jørgen Gunnarson Løvland". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jørgen Gunnarson Løvland". Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste AS. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Christian Michelsen's Government". Regjeringen. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Members of the first Norwegian Nobel Committee". Nobel Committee. Retrieved June 10, 2016.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Michelsen
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Gunnar Knudsen
Preceded by
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Christopher Christophersen
Preceded by
Aasulv Bryggesaa
Norwegian Minister of Education and Church Affairs
Succeeded by
Nils Riddervold Jensen
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Marius Hægstad
Chairman of Noregs Mållag
Succeeded by
Nikolaus Gjelsvik
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