Johan Bernhard Hjort, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Johan Bernhard Hjort

Norwegian supreme court lawyer

Date of Birth: 25-Feb-1895

Date of Death: 24-Feb-1969

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Johan Bernhard Hjort

  • Johan Bernhard Hjort (25 February 1895 – 24 February 1969) was a Norwegian supreme court lawyer.
  • Having joined the law firm of Harald Nørregaard in 1932, he continued the firm after World War II as Advokatfirmaet Hjort, which today is one of Norway's leading law firms.
  • Hjort was also noted for his involvement with the fascist party, Nasjonal Samling, in the 1930s, but left the party in 1937 and became an active member of the anti-Nazi resistance during World War II.
  • He was imprisoned by the Nazis and is credited with saving the lives of many prisoners through his involvement with the White Buses.
  • After World War II, he rose to become one of Norway's preeminent lawyers, and was noted for his defence of gay rights and controversial artists, as chairman of the RiksmĂĄlsforbundet language society, and as a liberal public figure.

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