Honoratus Halling

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Honoratus Halling
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Born (1819-11-14)14 November 1819
Odalen, Norway
Died 9 April 1886(1886-04-09) (aged 66)
Residence Enerhaugen
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation priest, magazine editor and non-fiction writer
Children Sigurd Halling
Relatives Else Halling (granddaughter)
Louis Moe (nephew)

Honoratus Halling (14 November 1819 – 9 April 1886) was a Norwegian priest, magazine editor and non-fiction writer.[1]

He was born at Odalen (now Nord-Odal) in Hedmark, Norway. He was the son of parish priest Peter Herman Halling (1777–1825) and Nikoline Moe (1787–1865). He took a theological degree at the University of Christiania in 1843 and subsequently held various clerical positions. In 1858, he was a parish priest at Horten in Vestfold. He became mayor of Horten, but resigned after a year. He was priest of Lom in Oppland (1864-1875) and took the same position in Østre Aker (1875-1885).[2]

During the mid 1800s, he resided in the Enerhaugen neighborhood of Christiania (now Oslo).[3] He started the magazine For Fattig og Riig in 1848, which he edited from 1848 to 1855. He founded the organization Samfundet paa Enerhougen in 1850. Among his books are En liden Postille for Børn from 1846, and Husandagtsbog from 1860.[2][4]

He was married in 1844 to Fredrikke Petrine Weyergang (1820-1860). After her death, he married Marie Henrikke Bomhoff (1837-1907). He was the father of Sigurd Halling, grandfather of Else Halling, and uncle of Louis Moe. He died in the neighborhood of Ljan in Oslo, Norway during 1886. [5][6]


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  2. ^ a b Svendsen, Åsmund. "Honoratus Halling". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Knut Are Tvedt. "Enerhaugen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Honoratus Halling". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Svein Magne Sirnes. "Sigurd Halling". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ Thue, Sigrid Rømcke. "Else Halling". Norsk Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved July 25, 2016.