Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup

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Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup (7 October 1859 27 September 1931) was a Norwegian businessperson.


Personal life

He was born in Christiania [1] as the son of Thorleif Schjelderup and Fredrikke Marie Caspary. [2] His older sister Berte married Bredo Henrik von Munthe af Morgenstierne, son of Vilhelm Ludvig Herman von Munthe af Morgenstierne. [2]

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Thorleif Frederik Schjelderup graduated as cand.jur. in 1882, but concentrated on a business career as he in 1884 entered the family company Ludwigsen & Schjelderup. He eventually became the single owner of the company, which was nationally leading in the grain and flour business. [1]

He was also the major shareholder of the forestry and timber company Enso-Gutzeit until 1919, and a co-owner of the iron- and steelware factory Christiania Spigerverk. His son Gunnar took over here in 1926. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Schjelderup, Thorleif Frederik". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007.[ permanent dead link ]
  2. 1 2 Thorleif Schjelderup genealogy (