1807–1873

December 22, 1807, Bergen, Norway.

October 21, 1873, Christiania, Norway.

Vår Frelsers graveyard, Oslo, Norway.

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Johann was the son of Johan Ernst Welhaven, a rector, and Else Margaret Cammermeyer.

He studied theology, but did not complete his degree. Instead, he went on to become one of the great lyric poets of 19th Century Norway.

  1. Aanders Herre, du skal raade for de Skatte du mig gav