|Thomas von Westen|
|Born||13 September 1682|
|Died|| 9 April 1727 44) (aged|
|Parents|| Arnoldus von Westen (1643-1698)|
Inger Marie Thomasdatter Meyer (1660-1715)
|Spouse||Anna Pedersdatter (ca. 1655–1746)|
|Education||Cand.theol. in 1699|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
Thomas von Westen (13 September 1682 – 9 April 1727) was a Norwegian Lutheran priest and missionary. He was a driving force in the Sami mission, and founded the education institution Seminarium Scholasticum, the later Seminarium Lapponicum, in Trondheim.
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Von Westen was born in Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. He was the son of Arnoldus von Westen (1643-1698) and his second wife, Inger Marie Thomasdatter Meyer.His father was a pharmacist at Løveapoteket Apothecary. His grandfather had been mayor of Trondheim.
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