Torgaut Jonson Smør (fl. 1353–1373) was a Norwegian nobleman and riksråd (cabinet minister).
Torgaut was probably the son of the knight Jon Smør. According to historian P. A. Munch, Torgaut may have had his home in Borgsyssel. He did at least own land in Romerike, Oslo syssel and in Vestfold. He was in queen Blanche of Namur's service in 1353, and riksråd in 1369. In the years 1371-73 he was hirdstjore (governor) of Iceland. Torgaut was probably married to Gjertrud Guttormsdotter. Together they had the sons Klas and Eiliv, and the daughter Ulvhild.
Margaret I was Queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden from the late 1380s until her death, and the founder of the Kalmar Union that joined the Scandinavian kingdoms together for over a century. Margaret was known as a wise, energetic and capable leader, who governed with "farsighted tact and caution," earning the nickname "Semiramis of the North". She was derisively called "King Breechless", one of several derogatory nicknames invented by her rival Albert of Mecklenburg, but was also known by her subjects as "the Lady King", which became widely used in recognition of her capabilities. Knut Gjerset calls her "the first great ruling queen in European history."
Charles VIII, contemporaneously known as Charles II and called Charles I in Norwegian context, was king of Sweden and king of Norway (1449–1450).
Benkestok is one of the original noble families of Norway and one of the few to survive the Middle Ages. At the height of its power, the family ruled large estates in Båhuslen, in Western Norway, in Northern Norway, in the Faroe Islands, and in Shetland.
Riksrådet, Rigsrådet or is the name of the councils of the Scandinavian countries that ruled the countries together with the kings from late Middle Ages to the 17th century. Norway had a Council of the Realm (Riksrådet) that was de facto abolished by the Danish-Norwegian king in 1536/1537. In Sweden the parallel Council gradually came under the influence of the king during the 17th century.
Ingolf Elster Christensen was a Norwegian jurist, military officer, county governor and Member of Parliament from the Conservative Party.
Sigurd Jonsson was a Norwegian nobleman, knight and the supreme leader of Norway during two interregnums in the mid-15th century.
Olav Engelbrektsson was the 28th Archbishop of Norway from 1523 to 1537, the Regent of Norway from 1533 to 1537, a member and later president of the Riksråd, and a member of the Norwegian nobility. He was the last Roman Catholic to be the Archbishop of Norway before he fled to exile in 1537.
Arvid Hansen was a Norwegian resistance member who was executed during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
Jørgen Friis til Krastrup was a Danish lord and Governor-general of Norway from 1601 to 1608. He was probably born in Nes Castle, Denmark and died in 1616 in Skørping. His father Ivar Friis was the lord at Nes, and his mother was Sophie Andersdatter Glob. He was married three times, first on 2 August 1573 with Anne Pallesdatter Juel, daughter of Palle Juel til Pallesbjerg, the judge in Nordjylland and Anne Lykke. His second marriage was to Else Bjørnsdatter, daughter of national counselor Bjørn Andersen of Bjørnsholm (1532–1583) and Sidsel Truidsdatter Ulfstand. His third marriage was to Lisbeth Christoffersdatter Galle, daughter of the lord of Steinvikholm, Christoffer Galle and Birte Clausdatter Bille (1534–1613). She served as Acting County Sheriff of the County of Vinstrupgård, Denmark, taking charge of the tenantry after the death of her first husband, Eggert Ulfeldt. She and Jørgen Friis were buried on the same day in 1616.
Jon Ragnvaldson Smør was a Norwegian knight and cabinet minister (riksråd). He was the Bergen city recorder (gjaldker) and also owned land among other places in outer Sunnfjord.
Jon Hallvardson Smør was a Norwegian nobleman. He was a son of the knight Hallvard Jonson Smør. In 1375, Jon was the ombudsman of king Haakon VI of Norway. He had two known children, the son Svale, and daughter Ulvhild.
Hr. Svale Jonson Smør was a Norwegian knight and riksråd.
Jon Svaleson Smør was a Norwegian knight, riksråd and regent.
Smør, or after the coat of arms, "Leopard's head ", was the name of a Norwegian medieval family of the high nobility. The family was one of the few original noble families of Norway, as it, unlike many other families, did not originate from Denmark or Sweden. The family owned land in Norway, as well as on the Faroe Islands and Shetland. The male line of the family died out in the late 15th century.
Kane was the name of a Norwegian medieval noble family. The family was one of the few original noble families of Norway, as it unlike many other families did not originate from Denmark or Sweden. The male line of the family probably died out in the late 15th century.
Joar Ervin Olsen was a Norwegian resistance member who was killed during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
Smør may refer to:
The Norwegian butter crisis began in late 2011 with an acute shortage of butter and inflation of its price across markets in Norway. The shortage caused soaring prices and stores' stocks of butter ran out within minutes of deliveries. According to the Danish tabloid B.T., Norway was gripped by smør-panik as a result of the butter shortage.
Hans Kruckow was a knight and a royal councilor in Norway.
Nils Lykke was a Danish-Norwegian nobleman, feudal lord (lensherre) and member of the Riksråd in Norway. He was the son of Danish Riksråd member and landowner Joachim Lykke and Maren Bille. In 1528 he married Eline Nilsdatter, daughter of Nils Henriksson and Inger Ottesdotter Rømer. This was a period with strong conflicts between Lutheranism, which was supported by the Danish king, and Catholisism, whose highest representative in Norway was archbishop Olav Engelbrektsson. When Lykke had a child with his sister-in-law Lucie Nilsdatter, which was regarded as incest according to the law, he was imprisoned and held at the Steinvikholm Castle, and eventually executed following Engelbrektsson's order.