1848 in Norway

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See also: 1848 in Sweden
List of years in Norway

Events in the year 1848 in Norway.



  • Ålesund received city rights.
  • 10–12 March – March riots: after the newspaper Morgenbladet publishes news of the French Revolution of 1848, some 100 youths gather to make catcalls outside the house of the newspaper's editor, Adolf Bredo Stabell, in Christiania. Counter-demonstrations, in support of the French revolution and against a local ban on trade on Sundays, involved up to 3–4,000 people and led to clashes with the police and the military. Some 70 people were arrested.[1]
  • Spring – Fatal accident in Vanse Church where eight people were killed and several were injured. The accident occurred when there arose panic in the crowded church and several people were trampled to death.[2]
  • 27 December – Marcus Thrane founded Drammens arbeiderforening (Drammen Labour Union).
  • Christiania Bank was founded.
  • Fred. Olsen & Co. was founded.

Arts and literature

Notable births

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Notable deaths

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See also


  1. ^ Pryser, Tore (1982). Gesellar, rebellar og svermarar: om "farlege folk" rundt 1850. Oslo: Samlaget. pp. 76–88. ISBN 8252122256.
  2. ^ "Vanse kirkes historie gjennom 1000 år". "Den store forstyrrelsen" i Vanse kirke 1848 (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. ^ "Frederik Motzfeldt" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  4. ^ Storsveen, Odd Arvid. "Nicolai Wergeland". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
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