Rulers: Norway

Counties


Note: A county was known as amt and, from 1919, fylke. Accordingly the title of a governor was amtmann, then fylkesmann (plural -menn). Before 1919 there were also units called stift (coextensive with bishoprics), grouping multiple counties.

Akershus

     c.1870                Aggershuus amt renamed Akershus amt
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Akershus fylke

Governors
       1699 -        1708  Frederik Gabel                     (b. 1645 - d. 1708)
       1708 -        1710  Johan Vibe                         (b. 1637 - d. 1710)
       1710 -        1731  Vilhelm de Tonsberg
       1731 -        1735  Lorentz de Reichwein
       1735 -        1737  Jacob Benzon                       (b. 1688 - d. 1775)
       1737 -        1740  Peter Neve
       1740 -        1750  Frederik Otto von Rappe
       1750 -        1757  Christian Rudolph Philip Gersdorff
       1757 -        1772  Caspar Herman von Storm
       1772 -        1773  Diderik Otto von Grambow
       1774 -        1784  Albrecht Philip von Levetzau
       1784 -        1789  Jørgen Erik Skeel
       1789 -        1795  Frederik Moltke                    (b. 1754 - d. 1836)
       1795 -        1802  Frederik Julius Kaas (1st time)    (b. 1758 - d. 1827)
       1802 -        1809  Gebhard Moltke                     (b. 1764 - d. 1851)
       1809 -        1810  Frederik Julius Kaas (2nd time)    (s.a.)
       1810 -        1813  Eggert Christopher Knuth
       1813 -        1815  Poul Christian Holst               (b. 1776 - d. 1863)
       1815 -        1822  Hans Hagerup Falbe                 (b. 1772 - d. 1830)
       1822 -        1830  Valentin Christian Wilhelm Sibbern (b. 1779 - d. 1853)
       1831 -        1837  Niels Arntzen Sem                  (b. 1782 - d. 1859)
       1837 -        1839  Hans Christian Petersen            (b. 1793 - d. 1862)
       1840 -        1842  Fredrik Riis                       (b. 1789 - d. 1845)
       1842 -        1855  Erik Røring Møinichen              (b. 1797 - d. 1875)
       1855 -        1858  Christian Birch-Reichenwald        (b. 1814 - d. 1891)
       1859 -        1895  Johan Christian Collett            (b. 1817 - d. 1895)
       1895 -        1918  Ole Andreas Furu                   (b. 1841 - d. 1925)
       1919 -        1930  Hroar Olsen                        (b. 1859 - d. 1941)
       1930 -        1943  Ingolf E. Christensen              (b. 1872 - d. 1943)
       1945 -        1955  Carl Platou                        (b. 1885 - d. 1956)
       1955 -        1963  Trygve Lie                         (b. 1896 - d. 1968)
       1964 -        1965  John Lyng                          (b. 1905 - d. 1978)
       1965 -        1979  Petter Mørch Koren                 (b. 1910 - d. 2004)
       1979 -        1989  Gunnar A. Larsen                   (b. 1919 - d. 2003)
       1989 -        1998  Kåre Willoch                       (b. 1928)
       1998 -        2001  Karin Moe Røisland (f) (acting)    (b. 1944)
       2001                Arne Bardalen (acting)
 1 Nov 2001 -        2011  Hans J. Røsjorde                   (b. 1941)
       2011 -              Valgerd Svarstad Haugland (f)      (b. 1956)

Kristiania stift

(Akershus amt, Buskeruds amt, Jarlsberg og Larvik amt, Kristiania amt, Smaalenenes amt, until 1864 also Hedemarkens amt and Kristians amt)
       1843                Aggershuus stift renamed Christiania
       1877                spelling changed to Kristiania

Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1682 -        1750  the governors of Aggershuus amt
                           (s.a.)
       1750 -        1763  Jacob Benzon
       1763 -        1810  the governors of Aggershuus amt
                           (s.a.)
       1810 -        1812  Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz            (b. 1762 - d. 1838)
       1812 -        1813  Emanuel de Thygeson                (b. 1772 - d. 1860)
       1813 -        1815  Poul Christian Holst (acting)      (b. 1776 - d. 1863)
       1815 -        1842  the governors of Aggershuus amt
                           (s.a.)
       1840 -        1845  Fredrik Riis                       (b. 1789 - d. 1845)
       1846 -        1857  Niels Arntzen Sem                  (b. 1782 - d. 1859)
       1857 -        1874  Karelius August Arntzen            (b. 1802 - d. 1875)
       1874 -        1880  August Christian Manthey           (b. 1811 - d. 1880)
       1880 -        1905  Niels Rye                          (b. 1824 - d. 1905)
       1905 -        1917  Otto Albert Blehr                  (b. 1847 - d. 1927)
       1917 -        1918  Andreas Tostrup Urbye (acting)     (b. 1869 - d. 1955)

Aust-Agder

 1 Jan 1919                Nedenes amt becomes Aust-Agder fylke

Governors
       1694 -        1700  Mats de Tonsberg                   (b. 1638 - d. 1705)
       1700 -        1711  Christian Frederik Powisch
       1711 -        1718  Henrik Adeler
       1718 -        1728  Johan Sigismund Hassius
                           Lillienpalm
       1728 -        1730  Alexander Frederik Møsting
       1730 -        1738  Johan Albrecht With
       1738 -        1742  Carl Juel
       1742 -        1746  Heinrich von Reuss
       1746 -        1751  Joachim Hartvig Johan von Barner
       1751 -        1766  Frederik Adeler
       1767                Gustav Frederik Holck-Winterfeldt
       1767 -        1781  Hans Hagerup Gyldenpalm            (b. 1717 - d. 1781)
       1781 -        1788  Frederik Georg Adeler              (b. 1736 - d. 1810)
       1788 -        1789  Frederik Moltke                    (b. 1754 - d. 1836)
       1789 -        1800  Hans Christoph Diderik Victor von
                           Levetzow
       1800 -        1804  Otto Joachim Moltke
       1804 -        1810  Emanuel de Thygeson                (b. 1772 - d. 1860)
       1810 -        1812  Hans Vilhelm Cederfeld de Simonsen
       1812 -        1815  Oluf Borch de Schouboe             (b. 1777 - d. 1844)
       1815 -        1837  Ulrik Frederik Anton de Schouboe   (b. 1782 - d. 1863)
       1837 -        1848  Henrik Harboe                      (b. 1785 - d. 1848)
       1849 -        1860  Iver Steen Thomle                  (b. 1812 - d. 1889)
       1860 -        1863  Henrik Laurentius Helliesen        (b. 1824 - d. 1900)
       1863 -        1868  Niels Wisløff Rogstad              (b. 1814 - d. 1880)
       1868 -        1895  Niels Cornelius Bonnevie           (b. 1827 - d. 1899)
       1896 -        1906  Nicolai Christian Grove Prebensen  (b. 1850 - d. 1938)
       1906 -        1908  Sigurd Lambrechts                  (b. 1863 - d. 1941)
       1908 -        1916  Sven Aarrestad                     (b. 1850 - d. 1942)
       1917 -        1921  Hans Thomas Knudtzon               (b. 1857 - d. 1921)
       1921 - 24 Jan 1942  Jonas Pedersen                     (b. 1871 - d. 1953)
       1942 -        1945  Hans Henrik Petersen               (b. 1886 - d. 1969)
       1945 -        1961  Nils Hjelmtveit                    (b. 1892 - d. 1985)
       1961 -        1974  Henrik Svensen                     (b. 1904 - d. 2007)
       1974 -        1983  Ebba Lodden (f)                    (b. 1913 - d. 1997)
       1983 -        1994  Signe Marie Stray Ryssdal (f)      (b. 1924)
10 Jan 1995 - 31 Dec 2007  Hjalmar Inge Sunde                 (b. 1937)
 1 Jan 2008 - 30 Sep 2009  Svein Åril (acting)                (b. 1946)
 1 Oct 2009 - 31 Dec 2015  Øystein Djupedal                   (b. 1960)
 1 Jan 2016 -              Stein Arve Ytterdahl               (b. 1951)

Buskerud

 1 Jan 1919                Buskeruds amt becomes Buskerud fylke

Governors
       1806 -        1813  Greve Johan Caspar Herman Wedel
                           Jarlsberg                          (b. 1779 - d. 1840)
       1813 -        1814  Jonas Collett                      (b. 1772 - d. 1851)
       1814 -        1827  Johan Collett                      (b. 1775 - d. 1827)
       1828 -        1831  Niels Arntzen Sem                  (b. 1782 - d. 1859)
       1831 -        1857  Gustav Peter Blom                  (b. 1785 - d. 1869)
       1858 -        1882  Paul Peter Vilhelm Breder          (b. 1816 - d. 1890)
       1882 -        1884  Thomas Cathinco Bang (1st time)    (b. 1827 - d. 1902)
       1884 -        1890  Nils Vogt                          (b. 1817 - d. 1894)
       1890 -        1902  Thomas Cathinco Bang (2nd time)    (s.a.)
       1902 -        1928  Theodor Christian Stoud Platou     (b. 1858 - d. 1942)
       1929 -        1935  Thomas von Westen Angell           (b. 1871 - d. 1935)
       1935 -        1945  Jens Hundseid                      (b. 1883 - d. 1965)
       1945 -        1950  Nils Nilsen Thune                  (b. 1880 - d. 1950)
       1950 - 19 Oct 1962  Arnold G. Dybsjord                 (b. 1897 - d. 1962)
       1962 -  6 Apr 1977  Olaf Fredrik Watnebryn             (b. 1908 - d. 1977)
       1977 -        1979  Gunnar A. Larsen                   (b. 1919 - d. 2003)
       1979 -        1989  Ragnar Christiansen                (b. 1922)
       1989 -        1999  Leif Haraldseth                    (b. 1929)
       1999 - 30 Sep 2013  Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl (f)          (b. 1943)
       1999 -        2001    Jon A. Lea (acting for Grøndahl) (b. 1948)
 1 Oct 2013 -              Helen Bjørnøy (f)                  (b. 1954)

Finnmark

 1 Jan 1919                Finmarkens amt becomes Finnmark fylke

Governors
       1684 -        1701  Hans Hansen Lilienskiold           (b. 1650 - d. 1703)
       1701 -        1717  Erik Lorch
       1717 -        1718  Jacob Møinichen
       1718 -        1720  Nikolai Friese
       1720 -        1729  Peter Siedelmann
       1730 -        1738  Henning Friman
       1739 -        1750  Rasmus Kjeldsøn
       1751 -        1757  Mathias Collett                    (b. 1708 - d. 1759)
       1757 -        1768  Gunder Gundersen Hammer            (b. 1725 - d. 1772)
       1768 -        1771  Eiler Hagerup                      (b. 1736 - d. 1795)
       1771 -        1778  Torkil Fieldsted
       1778 -        1787  Christen Heiberg                   (b. 1737 - d. 1801)
       1787 -        1800  Ole Hannibal Sommerfelt            (b. 1753 - d. 1821)
       1800 -        1806  Martin Andreas Unmack
       1806 -        1811  Hilmar Meincke Krohg               (b. 1776 - d. 1851)
       1811 -        1814  Frederik Wilhelm Wedel Jarlsberg   (b. 1787 - d. 1863)
       1814 -        1828  Johan Caspar Krogh                 (b. 1776 - d. 1831)
       1828 -        1829  Christian Ulrik Kastrup            (b. 1784 - d. 1850)
       1829 -        1833  Ulrik Frederik Cappelen            (b. 1797 - d. 1864)
       1833 -        1843  Ole Edvard Buck                    (b. 1799 - d. 1843)
   Aug 1839 -    Mar 1845    Mons Lie
                             (acting for Buck, then for Harris)
       1844 -        1853  Anton Theodor Harris               (b. 1804 - d. 1866)
       1854 -        1857  Carl Fredrik Motzfeldt             (b. 1808 - d. 1902)
       1858 -        1866  Mathias Bonsach Krogh Nannestad    (b. 1815 - d. 1878)
       1866 -        1874  Jens Holmboe                       (b. 1821 - d. 1891)
       1874 -        1882  Johan Blackstad                    (b. 1832 - d. 1904)
       1882 -        1885  Carl Ingwart Theodor Rynning       (b. 1837 - d. 1892)
       1886 -        1889  Karl Adolf Langberg                (b. 1850 - d. 1889)
       1889 -        1894  Nicolai Christian Grove Prebensen  (b. 1850 - d. 1938)
       1896 -        1906  Truls Johannessen Wiel Graff       (b. 1851 - d. 1918)
       1906 -        1912  Andreas Tostrup Urbye              (b. 1869 - d. 1955)
       1912 -        1921  Johan Albrigt Rivertz              (b. 1874 - d. 1942)
       1922 -        1928  Hagbarth Lund                      (b. 1877 - d. 1963)
       1928 -        1948  Hans Gabrielsen                    (b. 1891 - d. 1965)
   Nov 1944 -    Sep 1945    Peder Holt                       (b. 1899 - d. 1963)
                             (acting for Gabrielsen)
       1948 - 24 Mar 1963  Peder Holt                         (s.a.)
       1951 -        1955    Dag Tønder (acting for Holt)     (b. 1907 - d. 1989)
       1963 -        1974  Kolbjørn Varmann                   (b. 1904 - d. 1980)
   Mar 1963 -    Jul 1965    Anders Aune (acting for Varmann) (b. 1923 - d. 2011)
       1974 -        1989  Anders Aune                        (s.a.)
   Jan 1990 -    May 1990  Kurt Mosbakk (acting)              (b. 1934)
       1990 -        1998  Svein Alsaker                      (b. 1940)
31 Aug 1990 - 31 Jul 1993    Ingrid Røstad Fløtten (f)        (b. 1954)
                             (acting for Alsaker)
       1998 - 30 Sep 2016  Gunnar Kjønnøy                     (b. 1947)
 1 Oct 2016 -              Ingvild Aleksandersen (f)          (b. 1968)

Hedmark

       1781                Hedemarkens amt split from Oplandenes amt (see Oppland)
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Hedmark fylke

Governors
       1781 -        1789  Ditlev von Pentz                   (b. 1744 - d. 1821)
       1789 -        1802  Andreas Høyer                      (b. 1742 - d. 1817)
       1802 -        1804  Emanuel de Thygeson                (b. 1772 - d. 1860)
       1804 -        1816  Claus Bendeke                      (b. 1763 - d. 1828)
       1817 -        1821  Lauritz Weidemann                  (b. 1775 - d. 1856)
       1821 -        1849  Frederik Hartvig Johan Heidmann    (b. 1777 - d. 1850)
       1849 -        1856  August Christian Manthey           (b. 1811 - d. 1880)
       1856 -        1890  Ludvig Kyhn                        (b. 1817 - d. 1890)
       1890 -        1897  Oscar Mørch                        (b. 1845 - d. 1897)
       1898 -        1915  Gregers Winther Wulfsberg Gram     (b. 1846 - d. 1929)
       1915 -        1916  Johannes Irgens (acting)           (b. 1869 - d. 1939)
       1916 -        1926  Torvald Løchen                     (b. 1861 - d. 1943)
       1926 -        1935  Knud Iversen Øyen                  (b. 1865 - d. 1942)
       1935 -        1953  Knut Monsen Nordanger              (b. 1883 - d. 1965)
       1954 -        1966  Alf Frydenberg                     (b. 1896 - d. 1989)
       1966 -        1979  Erling Anger                       (b. 1909 - d. 1999)
       1979 -        1981  Annfinn Lund                       (b. 1926 - d. 2001)
       1981 -        1993  Odvar Nordli                       (b. 1927 - d. 2018)
       1994 -        1996  Kjell Borgen                       (b. 1939 - d. 1996)
       1996 -              Sigbjørn Johnsen                   (b. 1950)
   Apr 1997 -    Oct 1997    Jon A. Lea (acting for Johnsen)  (b. 1948)
   Oct 2009 - 15 Feb 2010    Tormod W. Karlstrøm              (b. 1944)
                             (acting for Johnsen)
15 Feb 2010 -        2013    Sylvia Brustad (f)               (b. 1966)
                             (acting for Johnsen)

Hamar stift

(Hedemarkens amt, Kristians amt)
       1864                separated from Christiania stift

Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1864 -        1918  the governors of Hedemarkens amt
                           (s.a.)

Hordaland

       1763                Bergenhus divided into Nordre Bergenhus and Søndre Bergenhus
 1 Jan 1919                Søndre Bergenhus amt becomes Hordaland fylke

Governors
       1697 -        1702  Axel Rosenkrantz                   (b. 1670 - d. 1723)
       1702 -        1704  Christian de Stockfleth d.e.       (b. 1639 - d. 1704)
       1704                Mats de Tonsberg                   (b. 1638 - d. 1705)
       1704 -        1710  Vilhelm de Tonsberg
       1710 -        1711  Edvard Hammond
       1711 -        1728  Andreas Undall
       1728 -        1738  Wilhelm August von der Osten
       1738 -        1741  Christian Bagger
       1741 -        1749  Christian Møinichen
       1749 -        1766  Ulrik Frederik de Cicignon         (b. 1698 - d. 1772)
       1766 -        1768  Jørgen Erik Skeel
       1768 -        1772  Christian Petersen
       1772 -        1774  Albrecht Philip von Levetzau
       1774 -        1789  Christian de Schouboe
       1789 -        1802  Frederik Hauch
       1802 -        1814  Johan Randulf Bull                 (b. 1749 - d. 1829)
       1815 -        1825  Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie     (b. 1778 - d. 1849)
       1825 -        1827  Christian Magnus Falsen            (b. 1782 - d. 1830)
       1829 -        1831  Georg Jacob Bull                   (b. 1785 - d. 1854)
       1831 -        1834  Edvard Hagerup                     (b. 1781 - d. 1853)
       1834 -        1850  Jens Schydtz                       (b. 1792 - d. 1859)
       1850 -        1860  Nils Vogt                          (b. 1817 - d. 1894)
       1860 -        1869  Hans Thomas Meinich                (b. 1819 - d. 1878)
       1869 -        1877  Niels Rye                          (b. 1824 - d. 1905)
       1878 -        1897  Claus Nieuwejaar Worsøe            (b. 1822 - d. 1906)
       1898 -        1918  Hroar Olsen                        (b. 1859 - d. 1941)
       1918 -        1929  Kristian Friis Petersen            (b. 1867 - d. 1932)
       1929 -        1933  Ernst Andreas Johannesen           (b. 1870 - d. 1957)
       1934 -        1949  Gjert Lindebrække                  (b. 1879 - d. 1960)
       1949 -        1966  Mons Lid                           (b. 1896 - d. 1967)
       1966 -        1984  Lars Leiro                         (b. 1914 - d. 2005)
       1984 -        1998  Håkon Randal                       (b. 1930 - d. 2012)
       1998 -  1 Apr 2010  Svein Alsaker                      (b. 1940)
 1 Apr 2010 -  1 Jun 2010  Rune Fjeld (acting)                (b. 1951)
 1 Jun 2010 -              Lars Sponheim                      (b. 1957)

Bergen

       1831                Bergen amt separated from Søndre Bergenhus
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Bergen fylke
       1972                merged with Hordaland

Governors
       1831 -        1972  the governors of Søndre Bergenhus/
                           Hordaland (s.a.)

Bergen stift

(Nordre Bergenhus amt, Søndre Bergenhus amt, Bergen amt, part of Romsdals amt)
Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1699 -        1704  Christian de Stockfleth d.e.       (b. 1639 - d. 1704)
       1704 -        1732  the governors of Bergenhus (s.a.)
       1732 -        1738  Ulrik Kaas
       1738 -        1831  the governors of Bergenhus/Søndre
                           Bergenhus (s.a.)
       1829 -        1834  Georg Jacob Bull                   (s.a.)
       1834 -        1852  Edvard Hagerup                     (s.a.)
       1852 -        1859  Jens Schydtz                       (s.a.)
       1859 -        1875  Paul Meyer Smit                    (b. 1813 - d. 1875)
       1875 -        1884  Nicolai Ditlev Ammon Ræder         (b. 1817 - d. 1884)
       1884 -        1907  Justin Gottfried Andreas Hoffmann  (b. 1836 - d. 1907)
       1907 -        1918  the governors of Søndre Bergenhus
                           (s.a.)

Møre og Romsdal

 1 Jan 1919                Romsdals amt becomes Møre fylke
 1 Jul 1935                renamed Møre og Romsdal

Governors
       1800 -        1811  Ole Hannibal Sommerfelt            (b. 1753 - d. 1821)
       1811 -        1840  Hilmar Meincke Krohg               (b. 1776 - d. 1851)
       1840 -        1853  Gudbrand Thesen                    (b. 1792 - d. 1866)
       1853 -        1893  Nils Weyer Arveschoug              (b. 1807 - d. 1894)
       1893 -        1902  Ludvig Arnoldus Leth               (b. 1836 - d. 1902)
       1902 -  6 Apr 1906  Alexander Lange Kielland           (b. 1849 - d. 1906)
       1906 - 13 Dec 1913  Birger Kildal                      (b. 1849 - d. 1913)
       1914 -        1928  Oddmund Vik                        (b. 1858 - d. 1930)
       1928 - 15 Jun 1952  Trygve Utheim                      (b. 1884 - d. 1952)
       1952 -        1958  Olav Berntsen Oksvik               (b. 1887 - d. 1958)
       1958 -        1966  Erling Anger                       (b. 1909 - d. 1999)
       1966 -        1972  Erling Sandene                     (b. 1921 - d. 2015)
       1972 -        1977  Kåre Ellingsgård                   (b. 1926 - d. 2017)
       1977 -  1 Jan 2002  Alv Jakob Fostervoll               (b. 1932 - d. 2015)
 1 Jan 2002 -  1 Oct 2009  Ottar Befring                      (b. 1939)
 1 Oct 2009 -              Lodve Solholm                      (b. 1949)

Nordland

 1 Jan 1919                Nordlands amt becomes Nordland fylke

Governors
       1811 -        1815  Christen Elster                    (b. 1763 - d. 1833)
       1815 -        1828  Johan Ernst Berg                   (b. 1768 - d. 1828)
       1829 -        1833  Adam Johan Frederik Poulsen,
                           greve af Trampe                    (b. 1798 - d. 1876)
       1834 -        1847  Lars Bastian Ridder Stabell        (b. 1798 - d. 1860)
       1848 -        1853  Nils Weyer Arveschoug              (b. 1807 - d. 1894)
       1854 -        1858  Paul Peter Vilhelm Breder          (b. 1816 - d. 1890)
       1858 -        1867  Carsten Smith                      (b. 1817 - d. 1884)
       1867 -        1878  Claus Nieuwejaar Worsøe            (b. 1822 - d. 1906)
       1878 -        1889  Otto Benjamin Andreas Aubert       (b. 1841 - d. 1898)
       1890 -        1908  Rasmus Theisen                     (b. 1837 - d. 1908)
       1908 -        1913  Anton Omholt                       (b. 1861 - d. 1925)
       1913 -        1921  Jonas Pedersen                     (b. 1871 - d. 1953)
       1922 -        1939  Olaf Amundsen                      (b. 1876 - d. 1939)
       1940 -        1951  Karl Hess Larsen                   (b. 1900 - d. 1966)
       1951 -        1966  Bue Fjermeros                      (b. 1912 - d. 2000)
       1966 -        1983  Ole Aavatsmark                     (b. 1918 - d. 1983)
       1983 -        1991  Odd With                           (b. 1921 - d. 2006)
       1991 -        2007  Åshild Hauan (f)                   (b. 1941 - d. 2017)
       1991 -        1993    Davis Johansen                   (b. 1926)
                             (acting for Hauan)
       2007 -              Hill-Marta Solberg (f)             (b. 1951)
 1 Jan 2008 - 31 Oct 2009    Ola Bjerkaas                     (b. 1953?)
                             (acting for Solberg)

Oppland

       1757                Oplandenes amt split from Aggershuus amt
       1781                split into Hedemarkens amt (s.a.) and Christians amt
     c.1870                spelling changed to Kristians amt
 1 Jan 1919                Kristians amt becomes Opland fylke
       1949                renamed Oppland

Governors
       1757 -        1759  Mathias Collett                    (b. 1708 - d. 1759)
       1759 -        1760  David Sommerfelt (acting)
       1760 -        1768  Christian Petersen
       1768 -        1781  Christian Frederik Holck
27 Apr 1781 - 30 May 1811  Christian Sommerfelt               (b. 1746 - d. 1811)
       1811 -        1821  Ole Hannibal Sommerfelt            (b. 1753 - d. 1821)
       1821 -        1851  Lauritz Weidemann                  (b. 1775 - d. 1856)
       1852 -        1854  Hans Tostrup                       (b. 1799 - d. 1856)
       1854 -        1859  Johan Christian Collett            (b. 1817 - d. 1895)
       1859 -        1869  Christian Jensen                   (b. 1823 - d. 1884)
       1869 -        1878  Hans Thomas Meinich                (b. 1819 - d. 1878)
       1878 -        1900  Jan Greve Skjoldborg               (b. 1832 - d. 1901)
       1900 -        1908  Peter Theodor Holst                (b. 1843 - d. 1908)
       1908 -        1933  Sigurd Lambrechts                  (b. 1863 - d. 1941)
       1933 -        1947  Alfred Ihlen                       (b. 1877 - d. 1961)
 1 Jul 1948 -        1961  Hans Gabrielsen                    (b. 1891 - d. 1965)
       1961 -        1976  Nils Kristoffer Handal             (b. 1906 - d. 1992)
       1976 -        1981  Thorstein Treholt                  (b. 1911 - d. 1993)
       1981 -        2001  Knut Korsæth                       (b. 1932)
       2001 -        2015  Kristin Hille Valla (f)            (b. 1944)
 2 Feb 2015 -              Christl Kvam (f)                   (b. 1962)

Oslo

       1842                Christiania amt separated from Aggershuus
       1877                spelling changed to Kristiania
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Kristiania fylke
       1925                renamed Oslo fylke

Governors
       1842 -        1918  the governors of Akershus (s.a.)
       1918 -        1923  Håkon Løken (acting)               (b. 1859 - d. 1923)
       1924 -              the governors of Akershus (s.a.)

Østfold

 1 Jan 1919                Smaalenenes amt becomes Østfold fylke

Governors
       1687 -        1700  Ambrosius Charisius
       1700 -        1703  Caspar Gottlob Moltke
       1703 -        1741  Niels Werenskiold
       1741 -        1743  Henning Johansen Frimann
       1743 -        1767  Baltzer Sechmann Fleischer         (b. 1703 - d. 1767)
       1768 -        1781  Henrik Lachmann
       1781 -        1789  Frederik Hauch
       1789 -        1794  Johan Christian Hauch
       1794 -        1804  Andreas Hofgaard
       1804 -        1810  Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz            (b. 1762 - d. 1838)
       1810 -        1814  Mathias Otto Sommerhielm           (b. 1764 - d. 1827)
28 Nov 1814 -  8 Nov 1830  Valentin Christian Wilhelm Sibbern (b. 1779 - d. 1853)
 1 Jan 1831 - 23 Sep 1846  Gregers Winther Wulfsberg          (b. 1780 - d. 1846)
                           (acting to 30 Mar 1831)
27 Jan 1847 - 15 Mar 1855  Christian Birch-Reichenwald        (b. 1814 - d. 1891)
 6 Aug 1855 - 17 May 1880  Carl Sibbern                       (b. 1809 - d. 1880)
31 Jan 1881 - 29 Nov 1890  Johan Lauritz Rasch                (b. 1829 - d. 1901)
 6 Mar 1891 -  1 Apr 1905  Ulrik Frederik Christian Arneberg  (b. 1829 - d. 1911)
 1 Apr 1905 -        1917  Hans Christian Albert Hansen       (b. 1847 - d. 1925)
       1918 -        1933  Eivind Olaf Bødtker                (b. 1863 - d. 1946)
       1933 -        1940  Ernst Andreas Johannesen           (b. 1870 - d. 1957)
       1940 -        1951  Lyder Døscher Bull                 (b. 1881 - d. 1959)
       1951 -        1966  Karl Hess Larsen                   (b. 1900 - d. 1966)
       1966 -        1981  Jacob Modalsli                     (b. 1911 - d. 1984)
       1981 -        1986  Lars Korvald                       (b. 1916 - d. 2006)
       1986 -        1998  Erling Norvik                      (b. 1928 - d. 1998)
       1998 -        2003  Edvard Grimstad                    (b. 1933 - d. 2014)
       2003                Lise Beret Sandereid (f) (acting)
 1 Jan 2004 - 31 Dec 2015  Anne Enger Lahnstein (from 2006,
                           Anne Enger) (f)                    (b. 1949)
 1 Jan 2016 -              Trond Rønningen                    (b. 1967)

Rogaland

 1 Jan 1919                Stavanger amt becomes Rogaland fylke

Governors
       1814 -        1824  Wilhelm Frimann Krog               (b. 1767 - d. 1825)
       1825 -        1826  Jens Erichstrup                    (b. 1775 - d. 1826)
       1826 -        1828  Peder Martinius Ottesen            (b. 1782 - d. 1852)
       1829 -        1833  Christian Ulrik Kastrup            (b. 1784 - d. 1850)
       1833 -        1853  Gunder Aas                         (b. 1785 - d. 1853)
       1853 -        1863  Anton Theodor Harris               (b. 1804 - d. 1866)
       1864 -        1888  Vilhelm Hermann Ludvig von Munthe
                           af Morgenstierne                   (b. 1814 - d. 1888)
       1889 -        1910  Carl Lauritz Mechelborg Oppen      (b. 1830 - d. 1914)
       1910 -        1932  Thorvald Andreas Larsen            (b. 1863 - d. 1936)
       1932 -        1958  John Norem                         (b. 1888 - d. 1976)
       1959 -        1968  Paul Ingolf Ingebretsen            (b. 1904 - d. 1968)
       1968 -        1973  Gunnar Hellesen                    (b. 1913 - d. 2005)
       1973 -        1981  Konrad B. Knutsen                  (b. 1925 - d. 2012)
       1982 -        1991  Kristin Lønningdal (f)             (b. 1923 - d. 2010)
       1991 -        2013  Tora Aasland (f)                   (b. 1942)
       1991 -        1993    Harald Thune (1st time)          (b. 1952)
                             (acting for Aasland)
 1 Jan 2008 -        2013    Harald Thune (2nd time)          (s.a.)
                             (acting for Aasland)
 1 Nov 2013 -              Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa (f)       (b. 1948)

Sogn og Fjordane

       1763                Nordre Bergenhus amt split from Bergenhus
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Sogn og Fjordane fylke

Governors
       1763 -        1771  Joachim Knagenhielm
       1771 -        1780  Marcus Theiste
       1780 -        1781  Ditlef Pentz
       1781 -        1788  Jonas Ramus Petersen
       1788 -        1789  Niels Dorph Gunnerus
       1789 -        1794  Peder Hersleb Harboe
       1794 -        1802  Andreas Hiorth
       1802 -        1811  Niels Vibe                         (b. 1759 - d. 1814)
       1811                Hilmar Meincke Krohg               (b. 1776 - d. 1851)
       1811 -        1814  Herman Gerhard Treschow
       1814 -        1822  Christian Magnus Falsen            (b. 1782 - d. 1830)
       1822 -        1831  Edvard Hagerup                     (b. 1781 - d. 1853)
       1831 -        1832  Fredrik Riis                       (b. 1789 - d. 1845)
       1833 -        1844  Christian Ulrik Kastrup            (b. 1784 - d. 1850)
       1844 -        1852  Hans Tostrup                       (b. 1799 - d. 1856)
       1852 -        1860  Emil Aubert                        (b. 1811 - d. 1872)
       1861 -        1869  Johan Collett Falsen               (b. 1817 - d. 1879)
       1870 -        1875  Nicolai Ditlev Ammon Ræder         (b. 1817 - d. 1884)
       1875 -        1889  Carl Lauritz Mechelborg Oppen      (b. 1830 - d. 1914)
       1889 -        1902  Olaj Johan Olsen                   (b. 1851 - d. 1920)
       1902 -        1910  John Utheim                        (b. 1847 - d. 1910)
       1910 -        1930  Ingolf E. Christensen              (b. 1872 - d. 1943)
       1930 -        1941  Hans Kristian Seip                 (b. 1881 - d. 1945)
       1941 -        1944  Vidar Atne                         (b. 1894 - d. 1962)
       1944 -        1945  Konrad Sundlo                      (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
       1945 -        1971  Nikolai Schei                      (b. 1901 - d. 1985)
       1971 -        1976  Arne Ekeberg                       (b. 1925)
       1976 -        1994  Ingvald Johan Ulveseth             (b. 1924 - d. 2008)
 1 Aug 1994 -        2011  Oddvar J. Flæte                    (b. 1944)
       2011 -              Anne Karin Hamre (f)               (b. 1965)

Telemark

 1 Jan 1919                Bratsberg amt becomes Telemark fylke

Governors
       1814 -        1838  Frederik Wilhelm Wedel Jarlsberg   (b. 1787 - d. 1863)
       1839 -        1846  Carl Valentin Falsen               (b. 1787 - d. 1852)
       1846 -        1877  Jørgen Aall                        (b. 1806 - d. 1894)
       1877 -        1880  Niels Rye                          (b. 1824 - d. 1905)
       1881 -        1889  Ulrik Frederik Christian Arneberg  (b. 1829 - d. 1911)
       1889 -        1898  Otto Benjamin Andreas Aubert       (b. 1841 - d. 1898)
       1898 -        1902  Thomas von Westen Engelhart        (b. 1850 - d. 1905)
       1902 -        1910  Viggo Ullmann                      (b. 1848 - d. 1910)
       1910 -        1932  Guthorm Hallager                   (b. 1864 - d. 1932)
       1933 -        1938  Olaf Hegland                       (b. 1885 - d. 1939)
       1939 -        1940  Kornelius Bergsvik (1st time)      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
       1940 -        1945  Christen Knudsen                   (b. 1873 - d. 1964)
       1945 -        1959  Kornelius Bergsvik (2nd time)      (s.a.)
       1959 -        1969  Tidemann F. Evensen                (b. 1905 - d. 1969)
   Dec 1969 -        1973  Leif Hjørnevik                     (b. 1910 - d. 1973)
       1973 -        1976  Olav Haukvik                       (b. 1928 - d. 1992)
       1976 -        1988  Oddvar Berrefjord                  (b. 1918 - d. 1999)
       1989 -        1998  Kjell Bohlin                       (b. 1928 - d. 2011)
 1 Dec 1998 -  1 Jul 2004  Solveig Sollie (f)                 (b. 1939)
 2 Jul 2004 -  2 Jul 2006  Arne Malme (1st time) (acting)     (b. 1949?)
 3 Jul 2006 - 21 Jun 2018  Kari Nordheim-Larsen (f)           (b. 1948)
22 Jun 2018 -              Arne Malme (2nd time) (acting)     (s.a.)

Troms

 1 Jan 1919                Tromsø amt becomes Troms fylke

Governors
       1866 -        1869  Mathias Bonsach Krogh Nannestad    (b. 1815 - d. 1878)
       1869 -        1889  Christian Collett Kjerschow        (b. 1821 - d. 1889)
       1889 -        1914  Boye Christian Riis Strøm          (b. 1847 - d. 1930)
       1915 -        1920  Klaus Hoel                         (b. 1865 - d. 1923)
       1921 -        1928  Otto Backe                         (b. 1874 - d. 1928)
       1928 -        1938  Johannes Gerckens Bassøe           (b. 1878 - d. 1962)
       1938 - 20 Apr 1940  Gunnar Bjørn Nordbye               (b. 1897 - d. 1940)
20 Apr 1940 -        1945  Hans O. Skotner (acting)           (b. 1903 - d. 1987)
       1946 -        1953  Arne Aas                           (b. 1890 - d. 1953)
       1953 -        1976  Kristian Even Haug                 (b. 1906 - d. 2000)
       1977 -        1991  Martin Buvik                       (b. 1923 - d. 2018)
       1991 -    Aug 2000  Leif Arne Heløe                    (b. 1932)
   Aug 2000 -    Oct 2005  Vilgunn Gregusson                  (b. 1936)
   Oct 2005 -    Sep 2014  Svein Ludvigsen                    (b. 1946)
   Sep 2014 - 30 Oct 2017  Bård Magne Pedersen (acting)       (b. 1956)
30 Oct 2017 -              Elisabeth Vik Aspaker (f)          (b. 1962)

Tromsø stift

(Finmarkens amt, Nordlands amt, Tromsø amt)
Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1844 -        1866  the governors of Finmarkens amt (s.a.)
       1866 -        1918  the governors of Tromsø amt (s.a.)

Trøndelag

 1 Jan 2018                Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag merged

Governor
 1 Jan 2018 -              Frank Jenssen                      (b. 1969)

Nord-Trøndelag

 1 Jan 1919                Nordre Trondhjems amt becomes Nord-Trøndelag fylke

Governors
       1805 -        1815  Caspar Conrad Rafn                 (b. 1763 - d. 1830)
       1815 -        1833  Christen Elster                    (b. 1763 - d. 1833)
       1833 -        1857  Adam Johan Frederik Poulsen,
                           greve af Trampe                    (b. 1798 - d. 1876)
       1857 -        1866  Fredrik August Wessel-Berg         (b. 1809 - d. 1895)
       1867 -        1884  Carsten Smith                      (b. 1817 - d. 1884)
       1884 -        1894  Lars Otto Roll Grundt              (b. 1843 - d. 1907)
       1894 -        1898  Ole Qvam                           (b. 1834 - d. 1904)
       1898 -        1902  Halvor Bachke Guldahl (1st time)   (b. 1859 - d. 1931)
       1902 -        1916  Torvald Løchen                     (b. 1861 - d. 1943)
       1916 -        1927  Halvor Bachke Guldahl (2nd time)   (s.a.)
       1927 -        1944  Haakon Martin Five                 (b. 1880 - d. 1944)
       1945 -        1959  Asbjørn Lindboe                    (b. 1889 - d. 1967)
       1959 -        1964  Gustav Sjaastad                    (b. 1902 - d. 1964)
       1964 -        1971  Ole Bae                            (b. 1902 - d. 1972)
       1971 -        1979  Leif Granli                        (b. 1909 - d. 1988)
       1979 -        1991  Ola Hansen Kveli                   (b. 1921 - d. 2003)
       1991 - 31 May 2008  Inger Lise Gjørv (f)               (b. 1938 - d. 2009)
       1991 -        1993    Oddbjørn Karmhus Nordset
                             (1st time) (acting for Gjørv)    (b. 1946)
 1 Jun 2008 -  2 Nov 2009  Oddbjørn Karmhus Nordset
                           (2nd time) (acting)                (s.a.)
 2 Nov 2009 - 30 Sep 2017  Inge Ryan                          (b. 1956)
 1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017  Gerd Janne Kristoffersen (f)       (b. 1952)
                           (acting)

Sør-Trøndelag

 1 Jan 1919                Søndre Trondhjems amt becomes Sør-Trøndelag fylke

Governors
       1810 -        1832  Frederik Christopher, greve af
                           Trampe                             (b. 1779 - d. 1832)
       1832 -        1840  Fredrik Riis                       (b. 1789 - d. 1845)
       1840 -        1857  Karelius August Arntzen            (b. 1802 - d. 1875)
       1857 -        1894  Carl Fredrik Motzfeldt             (b. 1808 - d. 1902)
       1894 -        1907  Lars Otto Roll Grundt              (b. 1843 - d. 1907)
       1907 -        1921  Harald Bothner                     (b. 1850 - d. 1924)
       1921 -        1940  Odd Klingenberg                    (b. 1871 - d. 1944)
       1940 - 18 Oct 1947  Johan Cappelen                     (b. 1889 - d. 1947)
       1948 -        1958  Ivar Skjånes                       (b. 1888 - d. 1975)
       1958 -        1963  Thor Skrindo                       (b. 1910 - d. 1992)
       1963 -        1974  Nils Lysø                          (b. 1905 - d. 1977)
       1974 -        1986  Einar Hole Moxnes                  (b. 1921 - d. 2006)
       1986 -        1993  Reidar Due                         (b. 1922)
       1986 -        1989    Roald Eriksen (1st time)
                             (acting for Due)
       1993 -        2011  Kåre Gjønnes                       (b. 1942)
       1997 -        1998    Roald Eriksen (2nd time)
                             (acting for Gjønnes)
       1998 -        2000    Aage Rundberget                  (b. 1947)
                             (acting for Gjønnes)
       2011 -  3 Mar 2015  Jørn Aksel Krog                    (b. 1948 - d. 2015)
13 Mar 2015 - 31 Dec 2017  Brit Skjelbred (f)                 (b. 1949)
                           (acting to 5 Feb 2016)

Trondhjem stift

(Nordre Trondhjems amt, Søndre Trondhjems amt, part of Romsdals amt)
Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1687 -        1700  Hans Kaas
       1700 -        1722  Iver von Ahnen
       1723 -        1726  Christian Reitzer
       1726 -        1735  Jacob Benzon
       1736 -        1744  Ulrik Christian von Nissen
       1744 -        1747  Christian de Stockfleth d.y.
       1747 -        1766  Frederik Rantzau
       1766 -        1772  Diderik Otto von Grambow
       1772                Georg Christian Oeder
       1772 -        1783  Johan Vibe von der Osten
       1783 -        1786  Wilhelm Frimann Koren
       1786 -        1796  Thorkel Jonsen Fjeldsted
       1796 -        1802  Gebhard Moltke
       1802 -        1804  Frederik Adeler d.y.
       1804 -        1918  the governors of Søndre Trondhjems
                           amt (s.a.)

Vest-Agder

 1 Jan 1919                Lister og Mandal amt becomes Vest-Agder fylke

Governors
       1814 -        1815  Ulrik Frederik Anton de Schouboe   (b. 1782 - d. 1863)
       1815 -        1836  Oluf Borch de Schouboe             (b. 1777 - d. 1844)
       1837 -        1846  Niels Arntzen Sem                  (b. 1782 - d. 1859)
       1846 -        1852  Carl Valentin Falsen               (b. 1787 - d. 1852)
       1852 -        1859  Mathias Bille Kjørboe              (b. 1794 - d. 1859)
       1860 -        1871  Nils Vogt                          (b. 1817 - d. 1894)
       1871 -        1881  Jakob Krefting Bonnevie            (b. 1814 - d. 1881)
       1882 -        1889  Johan Christian Georg Hvoslef      (b. 1819 - d. 1889)
       1889 -        1906  Jacob Stang                        (b. 1830 - d. 1907)
       1907 -        1928  Daniel Bremer Juell Koren          (b. 1858 - d. 1948)
       1928 -        1948  Hagbarth Lund                      (b. 1877 - d. 1963)
       1948 -        1954  Alf Frydenberg                     (b. 1896 - d. 1989)
       1954 -        1966  Lars Evensen                       (b. 1896 - d. 1969)
       1966 -        1982  Bue Fjermeros                      (b. 1912 - d. 2000)
       1982 -        1998  Oluf Skarpnes                      (b. 1932)
   Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2015  Ann-Kristin Olsen (f)              (b. 1945)
 7 Feb 2006 - 28 Jul 2006    Lars Erik Lyngdal                (b. 1945)
                             (acting for Olsen)
 1 Jan 2016 -              Stein Arve Ytterdahl               (b. 1951)

Kristiansand stift

(Bratsberg amt, Lister og Mandal amt, Nedenes amt, Stavanger amt)
     c.1870                spelling of Christiansand changed to Kristiansand

Governors (stiftamtmenn)
       1691 -        1815  the governors of Nedenes amt (s.a.)
       1815 -        1918  the governors of Lister og Mandal
                           amt (s.a.)

Vestfold

     c.1870                Jarlsberg og Laurvigs amt renamed Jarlsberg og Larvik
 1 Jan 1919                becomes Vestfold fylke

Governors
       1821 -        1829  Georg Jacob Bull                   (b. 1785 - d. 1854)
       1829 -        1833  Johan Henrik Rye                   (b. 1787 - d. 1868)
       1833 -        1864  Ulrik Frederik Cappelen            (b. 1797 - d. 1864)
       1865 -        1882  Johan Christian Georg Hvoslef      (b. 1819 - d. 1889)
       1882 -        1902  Carl Johan Michelet                (b. 1826 - d. 1902)
       1902 -        1905  Thomas von Westen Engelhart        (b. 1850 - d. 1905)
       1905 -        1908  Ulrik Krohn                        (b. 1867 - d. 1944)
       1908 -        1924  Abraham Berge                      (b. 1851 - d. 1936)
       1924 -        1938  Herman Meinich                     (b. 1868 - d. 1948)
       1938 -        1948  Johannes Gerckens Bassøe           (b. 1878 - d. 1962)
       1948 -        1958  Oscar Fredrik Torp                 (b. 1893 - d. 1958)
       1958 -        1964  Gerhard Dahl                       (b. 1905 - d. 1964)
       1964 -        1979  Olav R. Grove                      (b. 1909 - d. 1997)
       1979 -        1988  Odd Vattekar                       (b. 1918 - d. 1992)
       1989 -  1 Apr 2010  Mona Røkke (f)                     (b. 1940 - d. 2013)
 1 Apr 2010 -  1 Jun 2010  Bjørn Strandli (acting)
 1 Jun 2010 -    Aug 2016  Erling Lae                         (b. 1947)
   Aug 2016 -              Per Arne Olsen                     (b. 1961)