About: Gustav Smedal     Goto   Sponge   NotDistinct   Permalink

An Entity of Type : yago:Whole100003553, within Data Space : live.dbpedia.org associated with source document(s)
QRcode icon
http://live.dbpedia.org/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdbpedia.org%2Fresource%2FGustav_Smedal

Gustav Smedal (28 December 1888 – 30 October 1951) was a Norwegian jurist and irredentist activist. He was born in Kristiania to Prosecutor General and Minister Harald Smedal (1859–1911) and Caroline Kirkgaard Hofgaard (1863–89). He graduated from the school and studied law, obtaining a degree in 1913. After completing his apprenticeship he was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1920 and 1923. In 1921–22 he became the secretary of the Norwegian delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva and private secretary of judge Frederik Beichmann. Between 1923 and 1931 Smedal ran a law office in Stavanger.

AttributesValues
rdf:type
rdfs:label
  • Gustav Smedal
rdfs:comment
  • Gustav Smedal (28 December 1888 – 30 October 1951) was a Norwegian jurist and irredentist activist. He was born in Kristiania to Prosecutor General and Minister Harald Smedal (1859–1911) and Caroline Kirkgaard Hofgaard (1863–89). He graduated from the school and studied law, obtaining a degree in 1913. After completing his apprenticeship he was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1920 and 1923. In 1921–22 he became the secretary of the Norwegian delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva and private secretary of judge Frederik Beichmann. Between 1923 and 1931 Smedal ran a law office in Stavanger.
sameAs
foaf:name
  • Gustav Smedal
name
  • Gustav Smedal
foaf:depiction
  • External Image
birth place
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
death place
  • Oslo
death date
birth place
  • Kristiania, Norway
birth date
dct:subject
Wikipage page ID
Wikipage revision ID
Link from a Wikipage to another Wikipage
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
birth date
death date
father
known for
  • Vision to expand Norwegian sovereignty to East Greenland
nationality
  • Norwegian
occupation
  • Jurist
has abstract
  • Gustav Smedal (28 December 1888 – 30 October 1951) was a Norwegian jurist and irredentist activist. He was born in Kristiania to Prosecutor General and Minister Harald Smedal (1859–1911) and Caroline Kirkgaard Hofgaard (1863–89). He graduated from the school and studied law, obtaining a degree in 1913. After completing his apprenticeship he was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1920 and 1923. In 1921–22 he became the secretary of the Norwegian delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva and private secretary of judge Frederik Beichmann. Between 1923 and 1931 Smedal ran a law office in Stavanger. Smedal was known for his active support of the "Greenland case" (Grønlandssaken) led by Hallvard Devold, where Norway claimed parts of East Greenland. In 1931 a group of Norwegians living at certain hunting and radio stations in the area claimed a portion of East Greenland as Norwegian territory, naming it Erik the Red's Land. Denmark protested and brought the case to the Permanent Court of International Justice. Smedal was a member of the Norwegian delegation at the hearing of the court in The Hague in 1933. Following the Permanent Court of International Justice ruling in the disfavor of Norway, the official claims were abandoned, but Smedal continued his activism. He claimed that the Kiel Treaty was unfair to Norway. A nationalist, Smedal would find himself collaborating with the national socialist regime during the German occupation of Norway. In 1942, he enrolled in Nasjonal Samling (at that time the only legal party), but never worked directly for the party. Wishing to create ties between Smedal and the party, the regime offered him positions as law professor, Supreme Court Justice and even Chief of the Supreme Court. Smedal, being economically independent, only accepted a position as honorary professor in 1943. Instead, he was active in the organization Norges Ishavskomité together with the other prominent leader of Norwegian claims in East Greenland and chairman of the Arctic Trading Co., Adolf Hoel. Smedal published several articles and pamphlets to strengthen a Norwegian claim to Greenland, which in the meantime (1941) had been occupied by the United States. He tried to persuade Reichskommissar Josef Terboven and others, but without success. As part of the legal purge in Norway after World War II, Smedal was punished economically for his collaboration.
prov:wasDerivedFrom
birth year
death year
Wiki page out degree
occupation
page length (characters) of wiki page
gold:hypernym
schema:sameAs
Faceted Search & Find service v1.17_git93 as of Oct 15 2021


Alternative Linked Data Documents: PivotViewer | ODE     Content Formats:   [cxml] [csv]     RDF   [text] [turtle] [ld+json] [rdf+json] [rdf+xml]     ODATA   [atom+xml] [odata+json]     Microdata   [microdata+json] [html]    About   
This material is Open Knowledge   W3C Semantic Web Technology [RDF Data] Valid XHTML + RDFa
OpenLink Virtuoso version 08.03.3322 as of Oct 15 2021, on Linux (x86_64-generic-linux-glibc25), Single-Server Edition (378 GB total memory, 119 GB memory in use)
Data on this page belongs to its respective rights holders.
Virtuoso Faceted Browser Copyright © 2009-2021 OpenLink Software