Wednesday, August 06, 2008

C is for Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie

Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie (1778 - 1849 - in Norway often better known as President Christie) was one of the central persons in establishing the Norwegian Constitution in 1814, at the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. He was elected President of Stortinget (the Norwegian National Assembly) and lead the Norwegian delegation that negotiated with the Swedes and saved the integrity of the Constitution.

The statue in front of the Museum of Natural History in Bergen is a representation of him. He was instrumental in establishing the museum in 1825. The Museum became later the nucleus of the University of Bergen.

The sculpture was made by Christoffer Borch.















Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical, and has set up a new site where you must log on to Mr. Linky to be able to take part. There you will thus find links to other interesting subjects filed under the letter C!

17 comments:

Lara said...

abc wednesday is great opportunity to find out very interesting things!

leslie said...

Interesting post - always learning something new every week with this ABC thingy. :D

ArneA said...

I prefer more modern sculptures, but if all my preferences should be the main decider, history would change al the time.
C for Changes

Liz said...

That's a well-framed photo. And I continue to learn things through blogging!

Greyscale Territory said...

This is really interesting! I love learning new things via blogland!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rune
We both went for Statues.. but I think yours will last longer than the carved St. Chad.. ;O)

Denise said...

Again, something I didn't know. I love the name Cristoffer here we spell it Christopher. I prefer your spelling!

naturglede said...

Dette visste jeg ikke, så tusen takk du!

Bear Naked said...

I am learning so much history from ABC Wednesday posts.
Great photo.

Bear((( )))

kjpweb said...

Very well composed and very interesting ABC Post! Great "C"!
Cheers, Klaus

Blue said...

History was my theme too.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks for the historical information... Interesting photo.

Miss_Yves said...

Very interesting post and pleasant photo!
Is the lion below the symbol of Power ?
Miss Yves

babooshka said...

This is what I like something a little different. Excellent choice and very educational. We can be so ignorant of other countries history.

ellen b. said...

The statue is great as well as the building behind. That's one long name. :0)

Alan said...

Love the building in the background, and the statue is nice as well - is the lion at his feet significant beyond the obvious allusions?

Sara said...

Interesting; I have learned a tiny bit about your history. I like the lion statue too.