Vardø: Pomors, Radars and Witches in the Far North

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    31 Oct 2018
    Clock 35min      Length1mi
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    Amtmann Lillienskjolds Gate

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    You're now walking along Amtmann Lillienskjolds gate.

    Hans Hansen Lilienskiold was born in Bergen in 1650. He was a Norwegian lawyer, government official, civil servant and land owner.

    Lilienskiold was enrolled at the University of Copenhagen in 1668, and served in many official roles, before becoming the Governor of Finnmark in 1664.

    He was also appointed district governor of Møre og Romsdal in 1702, but never served in this position due to illness. He died on January 12th, 1703 in Copenhagen.

    Lilienskiold was also a prolific writer. His most notable work was titled Speculum Boreale, written in 1699. This contained an early historical description of the Sami residents of Finnmark, as well as self made art and drawings of landscapes, towns and people in the county.

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