Johan Martin Ferner (né Johan Martin Jacobsen; 22 July 1927 – 24 January 2015) was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Elisabeth X at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together with Finn Ferner (his brother), Erik Heiberg, Tor Arneberg and Carl Mortensen. He was married to Princess Astrid, the sister of King Harald V of Norway. He was also the brother-in-law of Princess Ragnhild.
Johan Martin Ferner in 2007.
|Birth name||Johan Martin Jacobsen|
|Born||22 July 1927|
|Died||24 January 2015 (aged 87)|
The National Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Johan Ferner was the son of master tailor Ferner Jacobsen (1884–1964), who established a department store in Oslo, and his wife, Ragnhild Olsen (1889–1966). He inherited the department store in 1964. Ferner was originally his father's given name and was adopted as a family name by Johan Martin Ferner and his siblings. His grandfather was maritime pilot Johan Martin Jacobsen (1850–1907) from Tjøme, son of blacksmith Jacob Andreas Knudsen (1819–1868).
Marriages and childrenEdit
Firstly, on 20 January 1953, Johan Ferner married artist Ingeborg 'Bitte' Hesselberg-Meyer (later Rostad; 1931–1997). They divorced 1956. He then remarried at Asker Church outside Oslo on 12 January 1961 to Princess Astrid of Norway, the second daughter of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden.
The couple had five children and five grandchildren:
- Cathrine Ferner (b. 22 July 1962, Oslo), married 9 December 1989 in Oslo, Arild Johansen (b. 18 June 1961, Oslo), and has two children:
- Sebastian Ferner Johansen (b. 9 March 1990, Oslo).
- Madeleine Ferner Johansen (b. 7 March 1993, Oslo).
- Benedikte Ferner (b. 27 September 1963, Oslo), married firstly 30 April 1994 in Oslo (divorced 1998) Rolf Woods (b. 17 June 1963, Oslo), without issue, and married secondly on 2 December 2000 in Oslo and separated in 2002, Mons Einar Stange (b. 26 May 1962, Oslo), without issue. 
- Alexander Ferner (b. 15 March 1965, Oslo), married 27 July 1996 in Holmenkollen Kapell, Oslo, Margrét Gudmundsdóttir (b. 27 March 1966, Reykjavík, Iceland), and has two children:
- Elisabeth Ferner (b. 30 March 1969, Oslo), married 3 October 1992 in Oslo, Tom Folke Beckmann (b. 14 January 1963, Oslo),  and has one son:
- Benjamin Ferner Beckmann (b. 25 April 1999, Oslo).
- Carl-Christian Ferner (b. 22 October 1972, Oslo), married 4 October 2014 in Oslo, Anna-Stina Slattum Karlsen (b. 23 February 1984). He works for the family business, Ferner Jacobsen AS.  
- Norway: Knight Commander of the Order of St. Olav
- Norway: Recipient of the Medal of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of King Haakon VII
- Norway: Recipient of the King Olav V Silver Jubilee Medal
- Norway: Recipient of the King Olav V Commemorative Medal
- Norway: Recipient of the Medal of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of King Olav V
- Norway: Recipient of the Royal House Centenary Medal
- Belgium: Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II
- France: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit
- Germany: Commander of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Jordan: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence
- Luxembourg: Knight Commander of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau, Special Class
- Netherlands: Knight Commander of the Order of the Crown
- Spain: Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
- Sweden: Recipient of 50th Birthday Medal of King Carl XVI
|Ancestors of Johan Ferner|
- 1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Sailing Archived 2007-08-27 at the Wayback Machine – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)
- "1952 Olympic silver medalist Ferner dies". news.yahoo.com. 24 January 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
- Birth announcement in Aftenposten 25 February 1984 No. 95 p. 18 and Norwegian tax lists of 2001 and 2009.
- "OHF-styret". OSF. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16.
- Johan wearing foreign orders and foreign and national medals
- Johan wearing orders, order miniatures and medals
- Johan wearing Luxembourg and Spanish orders and new medals
- Johan wearing Belgian, Jordanian and Luxembourg orders
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