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Herman Anker

Herman Anker Educationalist

Educationalist
Herman Anker
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Intro Educationalist
Was Educationalist
Gender male
Birth 15 July 1839, Halden
Death 9 August 1896 (aged 57 years)
Family
Father: Peter Martin Anker
Siblings: Nils AnkerChristian August Anker
Children: Katti Anker MøllerElla Anker
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Biography

Herman Anker (15 July 1839 – 9 August 1896) was a Norwegian school teacher and educationalist.
He was born at Rød Manor in Halden, a son of wholesaler Peter Martin Anker. He was the brother of Christian August Anker, and father of Katti Anker Møller and Ella Anker. He went to the Latin School at Fredrikshald and took school graduation in 1857. He attended the University of Christiania earning his theological degree in 1863.
As a theological student in Copenhagen, he had met Grundtvig and became introduced to his thought on education and the development of the folk high school movement. In 1864 along with Olaus Arvesen, he founded Sagatun Folk High School at Hamar. This was the first folk high school in Norway.

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