Harald Pedersen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Harald Pedersen

Norwegian metallurgist and politician

Date of Birth: 16-Jan-1888

Place of Birth: Strinda, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

Date of Death: 17-Jan-1945

Profession: politician, professor, entrepreneur, rector, chemical engineer, metallurgist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Harald Pedersen

  • Harald Christian Pedersen (16 january 1888 – 17 January 1945) was a Norwegian metallurgist. He was born in Strinda to sailor Hans Martinius Pedersen and Christine Elisabeth Andersen, and was a brother of architect Sverre Pedersen and pedagogue Marie Pedersen.
  • He married Aasta Rollaug Rønning in 1913.Pedersen was appointed professor of metallurgy at the Norwegian Institute of Technology from 1920 to 1944.
  • He was also rector of the institution from 1925 to 1929.
  • He was also strongly involved at the Røros Copper Works, where he worked from 1912 to 1915, and later as chairman of the board and a major shareholder.
  • Pedersen was a member of the Fascist party Nasjonal Samling, and collaborated with the Germans during the German occupation of Norway.

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