Last updated

Thorkildsen may refer to:

Andreas Thorkildsen Norwegian javelin thrower

Andreas Thorkildsen is a retired Norwegian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He was the Olympic Champion in 2004 and 2008, European Champion in 2006 and 2010, and World Champion in 2009. He is the first male javelin thrower in history to simultaneously be European, World and Olympic Champion. He was also a three-time silver medalist at the World Championships, placing second in 2005, 2007 and 2011. His personal best of 91.59 m, set in 2006, is the Norwegian record.

Anton Thorkildsen Omholt Norwegian politician

Anton Thorkildsen Omholt (1861–1925) was a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Liberal Party. He served for a time as the editor of the Dagbladet newspaper. He served as the County Governor of Nordland county from 1908 until 1913. In 1913, the Prime Minister of Norway, Gunnar Knudsen asked him to be the Norwegian Minister of Finance, a position he held from 1913-1920. During his time as Minister of Finance, he took two leaves of absence. One was from 23 April-16 July 1915 and the other was at the end of his term, he left on leave on 12 December 1919 and resigned from the post on 16 June 1920. He then continued with a life outside of politics.

Frederick Thorkildsen Wexschall was a Danish classical composer, violinist, and concertmaster of the Copenhagen Royal Orchestra. A pupil of Bohemian composer František Martin Pecháček and German conductor Louis Spohr, Wexschall was married to the Danish stage actress and mezzo-soprano opera singer Anna Nielsen.

See also

Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company was a borax mining company founded in 1898 by Stephen Mather and Thomas Thorkildsen. The two men were both employees of Francis Marion "Borax" Smith's Pacific Coast Borax Company, but they left the company to form this new company and went into direct competition with their former boss. The company was later renamed Sterling Borax. Francis Marion Smith subsequently bought out their company in 1911.

Torkelsen and Torkelson are Norwegian and Danish patronymic surnames which may refer to:

Torkildsen is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Related Research Articles

Lyngdal Municipality in Vest-Agder, Norway

Lyngdal  is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Lister. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Alleen. Some of the main villages in Lyngdal include Austad, Fleseland, Hæåk, Korshamn, Kvås, Skomrak, and Svenevik.

Eva Lundegaard Kolstad was a Norwegian politician and government minister for the Liberal Party, and a central figure in the history of gender equality in Norway and internationally. She served as President of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights (1956–1968), member and vice chairman of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (1969–1975), Minister of Government Administration and Consumer Affairs of Norway in Korvald's Cabinet (1972–1973), leader of the Liberal Party (1974–1976) and as Norwegian Gender Equality Ombudsman (1978–1988), the first gender equality ombudsman worldwide. She contributed significantly to the development of the United Nations' gender equality policies.

Inga Marte Thorkildsen Norwegian politician

Inga Marte Thorkildsen is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party (SV). Growing up in Stokke, she was elected to the Norwegian Parliament representing Vestfold in 2001. She was appointed Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion on 23 March 2012, and left office on 16 October 2013 when Stoltenberg's cabinet resigned. She lost her seat in the 2013 election.

Kristiansand Cathedral School

Kristiansand Cathedral School, known in Latin as Schola Christiansandensis, is a high school in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway. It is the oldest high school on the southern coast of Norway, having been founded in 1686. Originally, the school was located near the cathedral in the center of the town of Kristiansand. Although it represents an old institution, Katta is a modern school, offering courses in general and business studies, as well as in health and care. It has an exclusive collection of paintings donated by former student Reidar Wennesland, and some antique books.

Henning Olaussen is the current leader of Nei til EU.

The Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year is an annual award given by the Norwegian Association of Sports Journalists.

Events in the year 1925 in Norway.

Peder Jacobsen Bøgvald was a Norwegian sea captain, farmer and politician.

Lars Egeland is a Norwegian librarian and politician for the Socialist Left Party.

Events in the year 1861 in Norway.

Norway at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

Norway competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15–23 August. A team of 14 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. Javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen is the defending olympic and European champion, and has won silver in the last two World Championships in Athletics.

Teis Lundegaard Norwegian politician

Teis Jakob Thorkildsen Lundegaard was a Norwegian farmer, shipowner and politician. He represented Lister amt at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814. He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from 1815 to 1816, from 1821 to 1822, from 1827 to 1833, and in 1845.

Norway at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

Norway competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea.

Grethe Helene Johnsen, born Middelthon was a Norwegian organizational worker.

Per Thorkildsen is a Norwegian former professional racing cyclist. He won the Norwegian National Road Race Championship in 1948.

Gunvald Christian Berhard Thorkildsen was a Norwegian theologian and Bishop in the Church of Norway.

Dag Thorkildsen is a Norwegian theologian, priest and Professor of church history. He received his cand. theol. from Det teologiske fakultet, University of Oslo, in 1977 and took his exam in practical theology at the same place in 1978. He was ordained priest in Hamar Cathedral on 19.12. 1978. Thorkildsen worked as a vicar and seamen's priest 1979-80. From 1980-1989 he was a research assistant and vicar teaching assistant of Christian science of the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of Oslo. Thorkildsen argued for his doctorate in theology in 1989 with work on the Church and the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden (1905).