Thorolf Beyer Mowinckel

Last updated

Thorolf Beyer Mowinckel (27 August 1884 – 8 April 1963) was a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party.

Conservative Party (Norway) Norwegian political party

The Conservative Party is a liberal-conservative political party in Norway. It is the major party of the Norwegian centre-right, and the leading party in the governing Solberg cabinet. The current party leader is the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.


Personal life

He was born in Bergen [1] as a son of Johan Ernst Mowinckel (1860–1947) og Nanna Vibe Selmer Beyer. [2] On the paternal side he was a nephew of Johanne Vogt and Agnes Mowinckel, and a first cousin of Edward Mowinckel-Larsen.

Bergen City and municipality in Western Norway

Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. At the end of the first quarter of 2018, the municipality's population was 280,216, and the Bergen metropolitan region has about 420,000 inhabitants. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and is on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, 'the city fjord', and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen is known as the 'city of seven mountains'. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islands. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland, and consists of eight boroughs: Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad, and Åsane.

Johan Ernst Mowinckel was a Norwegian merchant and politician from Bergen. He was the great grandson of Johan Ernst Mowinckel (1759–1816), and the brother of actress Agnes Mowinckel.

Agnes Mowinckel Norwegian actress

Agnes Mowinckel was a Norwegian actress and theatre director. Born in Bergen into a distinguished family, she became Norway's first professional stage director. A pioneer in bringing painters to the theatre, she used light as an artistic element, and engaged contemporary composers. She took part in theatrical experiments, worked at small stages in Oslo, and founded her own theatre.

In 1908 he married Jenny Modesta Fasmer (1887–1961). Through his wife, Thorolf Beyer Mowinckel was a brother-in-law of Hans Fasmer. [1] [2] The couple had the daughter Vibeke, who was married to Lauritz Falk and later Georg Richter. [3]

Hans Berent Forman Fasmer was a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Liberal Party.

Lauritz Falk actor, Film director

Lauritz Falk was a Swedish-Norwegian actor, film director, singer and painter. He appeared in about 60 roles in films and TV between 1923 and 1989. He is the cousin of the Swedish artist Bertram Schmiterlöw. He was married to actress Vibeke Mowinckel 1937–1950. From 1955 until his death he was married to the singer Birgit Lennartsson.

Georg Richter was a German-born Norwegian actor.


After middle school he attended commerce schools in London (1901) and Leipzig (1902). He worked at a trade office in Hamburg until 1905, and later entered his father's company, first as an apprentice, then as an employee. From 1912 this was a limited company, with Mowinckel as a board member. In 1922 the company established a branch in Oslo, which in 1929 was merged with Schee & Aas to form the company Schee, Aas & Mowinckel. Thorolf Beyer Mowinckel was a co-owner of this company. [1]

London Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, and the largest city in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

Leipzig Place in Saxony, Germany

Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With a population of 581,980 inhabitants as of 2017, it is Germany's tenth most populous city. Leipzig is located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleiße and Parthe rivers at the southern end of the North German Plain.

Hamburg City in Germany

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany with a population of over 1.8 million, after the capital Berlin.

Mowinckel was a member of Bergen city council from 1916 to 1922, the first three years in the executive committee. In the 1933 Norwegian parliamentary election he was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Bergen, and served through one term. [1]

1933 Norwegian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 16 October 1933. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 69 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Mowinckel chaired Colonialgrossisternes Forening and Norges Colonialgrossisters Forbund, and was the deputy chairman of Norges Grossistforbund from 1932 to 1942. In June 1942 he was removed from his position by the Nazi authorities in Norway. He was later arrested, and imprisoned in Bredtveit concentration camp from November to December 1943. At the war's end on 8 May 1945, he was reinstated in his position. He was also a supervisory council member of Bergens Privatbank. [1] [4] He died in 1963. [3]

Bergens Privatbank

Bergens Privatbank was a Norwegian commercial bank based in Bergen. It was established in 1855 and built a network of branches throughout the country. Jørgen Breder Faye was the first director and held the position until 1904. The bank merged with Bergens Kreditbank in 1975 to establish Bergen Bank.

Related Research Articles

Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Prime Minister of Norway

Johan Ludwig Mowinckel (22 October 1870 – 30 September 1943) was a Norwegian statesman, shipping magnate and philanthropist. He served as the Prime Minister of Norway during three separate terms.

Arne Sunde Norwegian diplomat

Arne Toralf Sunde was a Norwegian politician, Olympic shooter and army officer. He is best known for his participation in the 1940 Norwegian Campaign, his participation in Nygaardsvold's Cabinet during its 1940–1945 exile in London and three years as a United Nations ambassador. Sunde was President of the United Nations Security Council in June 1949 and July 1950.

Finn Blakstad Norwegian politician

Finn Blakstad was a Norwegian farmer and politician for the Conservative Party.

Kristian Ludvig Andreassen Hopp was a Norwegian educator and politician for the Labour Party.

Einar Falck was a Norwegian businessperson.

Jørgen Ludolf Pedersen Hustad was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour Party.

Ragnar Wettre was a Norwegian businessperson.

Trygve Wettre was a Norwegian businessperson.

Erik Waaler was a Norwegian professor of medicine.

Erling Steen was a Norwegian businessman, humanitarian leader and member of the Norwegian resistance movement in World War II.

Kristofer Myhre was a Norwegian businessperson.

Odd Kjeldsberg Stub was a Norwegian physician. He was best known as chief physician at Trondheim Hospital and chair of the Norwegian Hospital Association, and specialized in fighting tuberculosis.

Einar B. Friele was a Norwegian businessperson and resistance member.

Helge Mehre Norwegian officer and pilot

Helge Mehre was a Norwegian military officer.

Halfdan Petterøe was a Norwegian businessperson, founder of the tobacco brand Petterøes.

Karsten Ingemann Torkildsen was a Norwegian trade unionist and politician for the Labour Party.

Edward Christian Mowinckel-Larsen was a Norwegian engineer, civil servant and secretary-general of Norges Varemesse.

Vibeke Falk Norwegian actress

Vibeke Falk was a Norwegian actress.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Thorolf Beyer Mowinckel" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1948). "Mowinckel, Thorolf Beyer". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 375. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  3. 1 2 Brodal, Svein Erik. "Georg Richter". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 494. ISBN   82-15-00288-9.