Christian Sundt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Christian Sundt

Date of Birth: 01-Jul-1816

Place of Birth: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1901

Profession: businessperson, banker

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Christian Sundt

  • Christian Gerhard Ameln Sundt (1 July 1816 – 26 February 1901) was a Norwegian businessman, ship owner and philanthropist. He was born in Bergen to merchant Henrik Leganger Sundt and Sophie Catharina Ameln.
  • He started a business in 1845, and had success as wholesaler in the textile trade, being lucky with the timing.
  • In 1845 the first cotton mills were established in Norway, and the first cotton weaving mill, Arne Fabrikker, was started in 1846 by his eventual son-in-law Peter Jebsen.
  • Sundt also started as private banker, and invested large parts of his fortune in ships that were constructed in Bergen.
  • He was a member of the municipal council of Bergen for more than forty years.
  • He was decorated Commander, First Class of the Order of St.
  • Olav, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, and Knight of the Order of the Polar Star.

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