Fredrik Ludvig Konow

Fredrik Ludvig Konow (23 June 1864 – 14 August 1953) was a Norwegian businessman and a politician for the Free-minded Liberal Party.

Fredrik Ludvig Konow
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Minister of Finance
In office
5 March 1926 – 28 January 1928
Prime MinisterIvar Lykke
Preceded byArnold Holmboe
Succeeded byChristopher Hornsrud
In office
20 February 1912 – 31 January 1913
Prime MinisterJens Bratlie
Preceded byAbraham Berge
Succeeded byAnton Omholt
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 January 1919 – 31 December 1921
In office
1 January 1910 – 31 December 1912
Personal details
Born(1864-06-23)23 June 1864
Bergen, Hordaland, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Died14 August 1953(1953-08-14) (aged 89)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Political partyFree-minded Liberal
Spouse(s)Karen Doris Elisabeth Rieck (m. 1904)
Birgit Helene Schjøtt (1896–1901 her death)

He was born in Bergen as a son of merchant and consul Wollert Konow (1829–1885) and Wilhelmine Marie Bredahl (1828–1908).[1] He was named after his grandfather, who was son of Wollert Konow and a brother of Wollert and Carl Konow. His great-great-grandfather was named Friedrich Ludwig Konow, and migrated to Bergen from Germany in the late 1700s.[2]

Fredrik Ludvig Konow was also a second cousin of Carl and Sten Konow, first cousin once removed of Wollert Konow (H) and Wollert Konow (SB), and uncle of Frederik Konow Lund.[2] He was married twice; first to Birgit Helene Schjøtt (1877–1901) since 1896, and after her death to Lily Rieck (1878–1956) since 1904.[1]

He was Minister of Finance during 1912–1913 and 1926–1928. The first time he served in the Bratlie's Cabinet, then in Lykke's Cabinet. He was also elected to the Parliament of Norway from the constituency Nordnes in 1909 and 1918.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c Danielsen, Rolf. "Fredrik Ludvig Konow". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b Bratberg, Terje. "Konow". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Fredrik Ludvig Konow" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Fredrik Ludvig Konow". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 December 2012.