Andreas Tofte - Oslo, Norway
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N 59° 54.673 E 010° 44.605
32V E 597496 N 6642807
Quick Description: A blue plaque for Andreas Tofte is located at Prinsens Gate 18 in Oslo, Norway.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 7/10/2015 3:38:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMP6K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member borospeti
Views: 5

Long Description:
The blue plaque reads:

Byens første ordfører 1837
Andreas Tofte
Bodde og drev forretning 1824-48 i denne bygning
Oppført på 1600-tallet om- og påbygd 1816
Restaurert 1990

[English Translation:]
The city's first mayor in 1837
Andreas Tofte
Lived and ran a business from 1824 to 1848 in this building
Listed in the 1600s and added upon in 1816
Restored 1990

The following information about Andreas Tofte is from Wikipedia (visit link) :

"Andreas Tofte (28 March 1795 – 27 September 1852) was a Norwegian businessperson and politician.

He was born in Tofte as a son of landowner Mads Trulsen Tofte (1750–1823) and Elisabeth Borch (1749–1826). In November 1819 in Drammen he married Christine Søeberg (1797–1848). His daughter married businessman Thorvald Meyer, who inherited his enterprises, and he was also an ancestor of Erling Christophersen and Christian Schweigaard Stang.

He was elected as the first mayor of Cristiania in 1837, and also served on the executive committee in 1838, 1841 and 1842. Tofte was a board member of Enerhaugen Asylum and founded Piperviken Asylum, and also financed the children's hospital Tofte's Gift in Munkedamsveien. The latter moved to Helgøya in 1896."
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