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Magnus Brostrup Landstad ~ Pastor

Landstad was born on October 7, 1802 at Måsøy, Norway and died on October 8, 1880 in Kristiania [Oslo].  Landstad was a pastor and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads (1853).  His Norske folkeviser (Norwegian Folk Ballads0 dates back for its material to the Middle Ages and revolves around the adventures of trolls, heroes, knights, and gods; a supplement contains folk melodies collected by L.M. Linderman.  Though a later, more authoritative collection was published, Landstad’s book continued to be the most influential;  Henrik Ibsen drew many of the themes for his early dramas from the Landstad collection.

Landstad was later given responsibility for the preparation of a national hymnal.  He included some 50 of his own hymns and completed the editing in 1861.

Reference:  The New Encyclopedia Britannica (Micropaedia) 

2 Responses to “Magnus Brostrup Landstad ~ Pastor”


  1. 1 Don Overland
    February 12, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Pasto
    Pastor M. B. Landstad. Is listed in our family bible
    Andres Knudson Øverland
    Fød paa Gaarden Øvland i
    Seljord Øvre Tellemarken Norge
    Den 23de Nov 1834
    Døbt og Konfirmert af
    Pastor M. B. Landstad.
    Ingik i Ækteskab med
    Anlaug Bjørnsdatter Bjørge
    2. Jan. 1865 Udvandrede til
    Amerika i 1866 Kom til
    Ablert Lea om høsten samme
    Aar. Han Døde den 18. Dec. 1915
    Hos mig 81 aar og 25 dage Gammel
    Blev Jordfestet Ved Lunder
    Kirke Gravlund Ved
    Pastor G. O. Førde.
    Har Havt 10 Børn (Vis)
    Knudt, Bendik †, Aslak †, Cristina
    Alete †, Betsy †, Alete †, Gilbert †,
    Klara, Gunnelia †
    Moder Knudt Cristina Klara
    Var ved Baaren Skrevet av Knudt
    Andres Knudson Øverland
    born on the farm Øvland in
    Seljord Øvre Tellemarken Norge
    On 23rd Nov 1834
    Baptised and Confirmed by
    Pastor M. B. Landstad.
    Married
    Anlaug Bjørnsdatter Bjørge
    1. Jan. 1865 Emigrated to
    Amerika in 1866 Came to
    Ablert Lea in the fall the same
    year. He died on 18. Dec. 1915
    at my place 81 years and 25 days old
    Was buried at Lunder
    Church Graveyard by
    Pastor G. O. Førde.
    Have had 10 children
    Knudt, Bendik †, Aslak †, Cristina
    Alete †, Betsy †, Alete †, Gilbert †,
    Klara, Gunnelia †
    Mother Knudt Cristina Klara
    was by the bier, written by Knudt
    First part Norwigen secon a translation

  2. 2 Donald Overland
    January 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

    In my family Bible there is a page saying my Great Greatfather was Baptised and Confirmed by
    Pastor M. B. Landstad.
    In norway
    Andres Knudson Øverland
    Fød paa Gaarden Øvland i
    Seljord Øvre Tellemarken Norge
    Den 23de Nov 1834
    Døbt og Konfirmert af
    Pastor M. B. Landstad.
    Ingik i Ækteskab med
    Anlaug Bjørnsdatter Bjørge
    2. Jan. 1865 Udvandrede til
    Amerika i 1866 Kom til
    Ablert Lea om høsten samme
    Aar. Han Døde den 18. Dec. 1915
    Hos mig 81 aar og 25 dage Gammel
    Blev Jordfestet Ved Lunder


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