Carl Frederik Diriks

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Carl Frederik Diriks
Diriks av Bergslien.jpg
Born (1814-03-26)26 March 1814
Larvik, Norway
Died 3 March 1895(1895-03-03) (aged 80)
Kristiania, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Lighthouse director

Carl Frederik Diriks (26 March 1814 – 3 March 1895) was a Norwegian maritime officer, lighthouse director and illustrator. He was born in Larvik to government minister Christian Adolph Diriks and Maren Cathrine Tax. He was uncle of Edvard Diriks, and father-in-law of county manager and government minister Nikolai Prebensen.[1]

Diriks was appointed director of the Norwegian Lighthouse administration from 1855 to 1881. He is also known for his illustrations. Among his publications are the children's book Lille Anna from 1868 and the illustration series Allehaande (eight volumes, 1869-1882). He was decorated Commander, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1880.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Hysing, Dorthea. "Carl Diriks". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. ^ Haverkamp, Frode Ernst. "Carl Frederik Diriks". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 18 March 2015.