Hotel du Nord - Oslo, Norway
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N 59° 54.565 E 010° 44.719
32V E 597608 N 6642610
The Hotel du Nord has a blue plaque and is located at Dronningens Gate 13 in Oslo, Norway.
Waymark Code: WMP6K8
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 07/10/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member borospeti
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The blue plaque reads:

Hotel du Nord
Åpnet her 1828 i statsråd
Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz' palé fra 1790-Årene
Nedbrent 1859
Gjenoppbygd og i drift til 1870-Årene

[English Translation:]
Hotel du Nord
Opened here in 1828 in Council
Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz' Home in 1790s
Burned down in 1859
Rebuilt and in operation in 1870

The following information about Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz is from Wikipedia (visit link) :

"Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz (25 January 1762 – 11 May 1838) was a Norwegian Government Minister and Member of Parliament.


Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz was born at Vigvoll, Tveit near Christianssand, Norway. His father, Otto Christian Rosenkrantz (1723-1785), was a career military officer in various Norwegian regiments who served as commander of Vardøhus Fortress.

In 1796 he married Maren Juel, by which he became a sizable landowner. After the death of her husband, Peder Holter (1723 - 1786), Maren Juel owned and managed a number of properties including Losby in Lørenskog as well as the estates Hafslund and Borregaard in Sarpsborg and the Ljan Estate (Ljansbruket) which included Stubljan in Nordstrand and Hvitebjørn in Oppegård. In time, they became one of the largest sawmill owners and timber exporters in the country.

Rosenkrantz was among those who met at Eidsvold in 1814, to discuss the future of Norway in the aftermath of the Treaty of Kiel. He became first minister of Norway during the period 1814-1815. He was elected as a Member of the Storting representing Smaalenenes Amt (now Østfold) from 1818–20 and from 1824-1827. During 1827-29, he represented Fredrikshald."
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