December 22, 1807, Bergen, Norway.
October 21, 1873, Christiania, Norway.
Vår Frelsers graveyard, Oslo, Norway.
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.