Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen (1857 - 1925) MP

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Nicknames: "Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen"
Birthplace: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Death: Died in Fana (nå Bergen)
Occupation: Prime Minister of Norway, Sakfører, Politiker, skipsreder og donator
Managed by: Torbjørn Takle Mohn
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About Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen

Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen (15 March 1857 – 29 June 1925) was a Norwegian shipping magnate and statesman. He was the first Prime Minister of an independent Norway from 1905 to 1907. Michelsen is most known for his central role in the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905, and was one of Norway's most influential politicians of his time.

Michelsen, Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow (1857-1925)

counc state S 1903-1904, counc state FIN, 1904-1905,

prime min and chief of JD 1905, prime min and chief

of FIN 1905, prime min and chief of RevD 1905-1907,

also chief of FD 1907

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Christian Michelsen's Timeline

March 15, 1857
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
November 4, 1881
Age 24
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Age 24
May 16, 1887
Age 30
Bergen, Hordaland, Norge
June 29, 1925
Age 68
Fana (nå Bergen)
urnen satt inn i fjellet samme sted