Carl Johan Michelet

Carl Johan Michelet (July 25, 1826 - January 30, 1902) was a Norwegian lawyer and civil servant. He served as Mayor of Oslo and was elected as a member of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). [1]

Michelet wearing the Grand Cross of St.Olav


He was born at Aurskog in Akershus, Norway. His parents were Christian Frederik Michelet (1792-1874) and Edle Michaeline (1804-1892). His father was a Major General in the Norwegian military. He attended the University of Christiania and took the Norwegian bar exam in 1849. He was an associate for seven years until he became permitted to practice law (overrettssakførar) in Christiania (now Oslo). [2][3]

He was a police chief of Christiania from 1863 to 1870 and was a member of the Royal Commission of the Police in 1864. Michelet served on the presidency of the city of Oslo from 1862 and was appointed mayor during the period 1866–68. He was a member of the city council until 1882. He was also elected to the Norwegian Parliament as a representative of Jarlsberg and Larvik County (Jarlsberg og Larviks amt) from 1886 to 1891, then from 1895 to 1901.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Michelet was married in 1853 to Olava Emilie Mathea Buhring (1826-1879) with whom he had three children. They were the parents of Christian Fredrik Michelet (1860–1935) who was an equestrian and military officer. After her death, he was married in 1882 with Johanne Bruun (1840-1887). Michelet was awarded a number of honours, including the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav in 1901. He died in Christiania. [1]


  1. ^ a b c "Carl Johan Michelet". lokalhistoriewiki. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Terje Bratberg. "Michelet". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Christian Frederik Michelet (1792–1874)". Retrieved June 1, 2018.

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