List of Diocesan Governors of Bergen

This is a list of the Diocesan Governors of Bergen stiftamt in Norway. The office of Diocesan Governor was a government agency of the Kingdom of Norway. The title was Stiftamtmann (before 1919) and in 1919 all stiftamt were abolished in favor of equal counties (Norwegian: fylker).

The stiftamt (principal county) of Bergenhus (later simplified to Bergen stiftamt) was established in 1662 by the King. It was originally made up of several subordinate counties: Nordlandenes, Sunnmøre, Søndre Bergenhus, and Nordre Bergenhus. Bergenhus stiftamt was led by a stiftamtmann and the subordinate counties were led by an amtmann. The seat of the stiftamt was the city of Bergen. In 1871, the city of Bergen was split off as a separate amt (county), and the stiftamtmann also assumed the role of Bergen's amtmann until 1918. In 1919, there was a large county reorganization in Norway and every stiftamt was abolished and the counties were renamed fylker.

The county governor is the government's representative in the county. The governor carries out the resolutions and guidelines of the Storting and Government. This is done first by the county governor performing administrative tasks on behalf of the ministries. Secondly, the county governor also monitors the activities of the municipalities and is the appeal body for many types of municipal decisions.

List of County GovernorsEdit

Hordaland county has had the following governors:[1][2][3]

County Governors of Bergen stiftamt
Start End Name
1662 1665 Ove Bjelke (1611–1674)


1665 1666 Claus von Ahlefeldt (1614–1674)  
1666 1667 Georg Reichwein (1593–1667)  
1667 1669 Hans Hansen Lillienskiold (1610–1681)


1669 1679 Johan Frederik von Marschalck (1618–1679)


1679 1681 Hans Hansen Lillienskiold (1610–1681)


1681 1699 Christian Gyldenløve, Greve af Samsøe (1674–1703)  
1699 1704 Christian Stockfleth (1639–1704)  
1704 1704 Mats de Tonsberg (1638–1705)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1704 1710 Vilhelm de Tonsberg (1680–1731)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.
 
1710 1711 Edvard Hammond (1688–1711)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1711 1728 Andreas Undall (1669–1728)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1728 1732 Wilhelm August von der Osten (1697–1764)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1732 1738 Ulrik Kaas (1677–1746)  
1738 1741 Christian Bagger (1692–1741)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1741 1749 Christian Møinichen (1683–1749)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.



1743 1744 Jonas Lym (1679–1760)
Acting for Møinichen



1749 1766 Ulrik Fredrik de Cicignon (1698–1772)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergenhus amt.
 
1766 1768 Jørgen Erik Skeel (1737–1795)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.
 
1768 1772 Christian Petersen (1701–1775)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.



1772 1774 Albrecht Philip von Levetzau (1744–1817)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.



1774 1789 Christian de Schouboe (1737–1789)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.



1789 1802 Frederik Hauch (1754–1839)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.
 
1802 1815 Johan Randulf Bull (1749–1829)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.
 
1815 1825 Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie (1778–1849)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.
 
1825 1827 Christian Magnus Falsen (1782–1830)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.
 
1829 1834 Georg Jacob Bull (1785–1854)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt (1829-1831).
 
1834 1852 Edvard Hagerup (1781–1853)  
1834 1850 Jens Schydtz (1792–1859)


1859 1875 Paul Meyer Smit (1813–1875)


1875 1884 Nicolai Ditlev Ammon Ræder (1817–1884)


1884 1907 Justin Gottfried Andreas Hoffmann (1836–1907)


1907 1918 Hroar Olsen (1859–1941)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Bergen amt.
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Søndre Bergenhus amt.



Office abolished on 1 January 1919.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  2. ^ "Stiftamtmenn, amtmenn og fylkesmenn 1814-1994" (in Norwegian). regjeringen.no. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  3. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (2016-06-13). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2020-01-25.