Henrik Adeler

Henrik Adeler (1660–1718) was a Norwegian civil servant and politician. He served as the County Governor in Bratsberg amt from 1692 until 1710. Then he served as the Diocesan Governor of Christianssand stiftamt from 1711 until his death in 1718. During his time in Christianssand, he also served as County Governor of one of the subordinate counties: Nedenæs amt.[1] During his time as diocesan governor in Christiansand, he came into bitter conflict with the Bishop of Christianssand, Jens Bircherod. The bishop sent a complaint against him to the king in 1712. The complaint led to a sharp reprimand for both, but especially towards Adeler, directly from the king.[2]

Henrik Nielsen Adeler
Diocesan Governor of Christianssand stiftamt
In office
1711–1718
Personal details
Born1660 (1660)
Kragerø, Norway
Died8 February 1718(1718-02-08) (aged 57–58)
Skien, Norway
CitizenshipDenmark-Norway
NationalityNorwegian
FatherNiels Sørensen Adeler
RelativesCort Adeler (uncle)
ProfessionGovernment official

He was the son of County Governor Niels Sørensen Adeler and nephew of Admiral Cort Adeler.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (13 June 2016). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b Huitfeldt-Kaas, H. J., ed. (1887–1905). "Adeler, Henrik". Dansk biografisk Lexikon (in Danish). I. Kjøbenhavn: Gyldendalske boghandels forlag. p. 94. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
Government offices
Preceded by
Niels Sørensen Adeler
County Governor of Bratsberg amt
1692–1710
Succeeded by
Jacob Lindberg
Preceded by
Christian Frederik Powisch
Diocesan Governor of Christianssand stiftamt
1711–1718
Succeeded by
Johan Sigismund Hassius Lillienpalm
Preceded by
Christian Frederik Powisch
County Governor of Nedenæs amt
1711–1718
Succeeded by
Johan Sigismund Hassius Lillienpalm