Thorvald Boye

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Thorvald Boye
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Born(1871-02-01)1 February 1871
Arendal, Norway
Died10 December 1943(1943-12-10) (aged 72)
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
OccupationSupreme Court Justice
Spouse(s)Mia Esmarch (1880–1966)
Children Thore Boye
Awards Order of the Polar Star
Order of Wasa
Order of the Dannebrog

Thorvald Boye (1 February 1871 – 10 December 1943) was a Norwegian Supreme Court Justice, educator and legal scholar.



He was born in Arendal to Albert Boye and Johanne Hansen. He graduated as cand.jur. in 1894 and dr. jur. in 1912. He continued his studies at the universities of Berlin, Geneva and Paris. From 1913, he worked in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Sosialdepartementet). He also taught national and international law at the Norwegian Military College and University of Oslo. He was named as a Supreme Court Justice from 1922. [1] [2] [3]

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Personal life

He was married to Mia Esmarch (1880–1966). They were the parents of diplomat Thore Boye. In 1901, he was awarded the Crown Prince's gold medal (Kronprinsens gullmedalje) by the University of Oslo. He was decorated Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog, Commander of the Order of the Polar Star and Commander of the Order of Vasa. [4] [5] [6]

Thore Albert Boye was a Norwegian diplomat.

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