Leif Thor Olafsson

Leif Thor Olafsson, also Thorleiv Olavsson (died 1 Sep 1455) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Viborg (1440–1451) and Bishop of Bjørgvin (1451–1455).[1][2][3][4][5]

Most Reverend

Leif Thor Olafsson
Bishop of Bjørgvin
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Bjørgvin
Appointed14 Apr 1451
In office1451–1455
PredecessorOlav Hartviktson
SuccessorPaolo Giustiniani
Personal details
Died1 Sep 1455
Bjørgvin, Norway
Previous post(s)Bishop of Viborg (1440–1451)

BiographyEdit

In 1440, Leif Thor Olafsson was appointed during the papacy of Pope Eugene IV as Bishop of Viborg.[1] On 14 Apr 1451, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Nicholas V as Bishop of Bjørgvin[1] He served as Bishop of Bjørgvin until his death on 1 Sep 1455.[1] at Munkeliv Abbey during an attack by Hanseatic merchants pursuing Olav Nilsson, commander of the royal castle in Bergen, who had sought sanctuary in the abbey.[6] Olav Nilsson was also killed.[6]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Bishop Leif Thor Olafsson" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Viborg" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Viborg" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Diocese of Bjørgvin (Bergen)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  5. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Selia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  6. ^ a b Erik Opsahl. "Olav Nilsson". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Viborg
1440–1451
Succeeded by
Canute Mikkelsen
Preceded by
Bishop of Bjørgvin
1451–1455
Succeeded by
Paolo Giustiniani