Bernt Anker


Died aged 58

Bernt Anker (22 November 1746 – 21 April 1805) was a Norwegian merchant, chamberlain and playwright. He was born in Christiania, the son of Christian Ancher and a brother of Peder Anker and cousin of Carsten Anker. His business included trade in timber on a large scale, with a large income from supplying the fleet of England. He eventually became the wealthiest person in Norway. Among his properties were Frogner Manor and Moss Jernverk. His magnificent home Paléet near Bjørvika was used as a Royal residence after his death, until the completion of the Royal Palace in Christiania. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1782. He was decorated Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1803. A street in Oslo, , is named after him. The street was named after Anker in 1852, but it was not completed until 1902.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Krigs Skolen Oppført ca 1640 av Kansler Jens Bjelke Ombygd og utvidet 1763 av Stiftsamtmann Caspar Herman Storm Skjenket av Bernt Anker til Krigsskolen 1802

English translation: War School Erected circa 1640 by Chancellor Jens Bjelke Rebuilt and expanded 1763 by Stiftsamtmann Caspar Herman Storm bestowed by Bernt Anker to the War School 1802 [AWS Translate]

Tollbugata 10, Oslo, Norway where they was