Baldur Fritdjof Nansen

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Baldur Fritdjof Nansen

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Birthplace: Egersund, Rogaland, Norway
Death: Died in Kristiania, Norway
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Son of Hans Leierdahl Nansen and Wendelia Christiane Louise Møller
Husband of Antoinette Wilhelmine Védastine Aimée (Minna) Sørenssen and Adelaide Johanne Thekla Isodore Wedel Jarlsberg
Father of Hans Moltke Nansen; Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen, Nobel Peace Prize, 1922; Alexander Nansen; Fridtjof Nansen; HEDVIG Nansen and 1 other

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About Baldur Fritdjof Nansen

After suffering a paralytic stroke in 1821 Hans Leierdahl Nansen died, leaving a four-year-old son, Baldur Fridtjof Nansen

Baldur was a lawyer without ambitions for public life, who became Reporter to the Supreme Court of Norway.[n 1] He married twice, the second time to Adelaide Johanne Thekla Isidore Bølling Wedel-Jarlsberg, a niece of Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg who had helped frame the Norwegian constitution of 1814 and was later the Swedish king's Norwegian Viceroy.[4] Baldur and Adelaide settled at Store Frøen, an estate at Aker, a few miles north of Norway's capital city, Christiania (since renamed Oslo). The couple had three children; the first died in infancy, the second, born 10 October 1861, was the explorer Fridtjof Nansen.[5][6]

Life was disrupted when, in the summer of 1877, Adelaide Nansen died suddenly. Distressed, Baldur Nansen sold the Store Frøen property and moved with his two sons to Christiania.[9] (Wikipedia)

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Baldur Fritdjof Nansen's Timeline

1817
December 30, 1817
Egersund, Rogaland, Norway
1854
February 6, 1854
Age 36
Kristiania, Norway
December 7, 1854
Age 36
1858
1858
Age 40
1859
1859
Age 41
1861
October 10, 1861
Age 43
Oslo, Norge
1863
1863
Age 45
1885
April 2, 1885
Age 67
Kristiania, Norway
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