Iver Leganger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Iver Leganger

Norwegian priest and non-fiction writer

Date of Birth: 26-Feb-1629

Place of Birth: Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1702

Profession: priest

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Iver Leganger

  • Iver Erikssøn Leganger (February 26, 1629– April 2, 1702) was a Norwegian priest and author.He was born at Leikanger in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway and adopted the Danish spelling "Leganger" as a surname.
  • He was the son of provost Erik Iverssøn Nordal (1591–1658) and Karen Nilsdatter Arctander Werner (1595–1634).
  • He attended the Bergen Cathedral School.
  • He took his baccalaureate at the University of Copenhagen in 1648.
  • He subsequently had studied in Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Leganger first worked during 1656 as personnel chaplain for his father in Leikanger.
  • Leganger was priest in Vik from 1657 and dean in Sogn from 1668.
  • He became the owner of several farms in Vik and elsewhere in Sogn.Leganger was also a historical and topographical author.
  • Leganger had traveled in his youth extensively in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Many of his cadastre surveys and maps are deposited at the library of the University of Trondheim.
  • He is particularly known for his historical and topographical descriptions of Sogn written largely in Latin, Circa brevissimam Sogniæ chorographiam.
  • Leganger also compiled a theological dissertation in Latin, Simplicissima Textus Prophetici expositio, Esaiæ LV.
  • 6–7 (1692), regarding the writings of the prophet Isaiah.
  • At the Hopperstad Stave Church there is a plaque (with text in Latin) memorializing Leganger on a church wall.

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