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Rosemarie Köhn

Rosemarie Köhn. Photo: Kirkens informasjonsteneste

Rosemarie Köhn (born October 20, 1939 in Rathenow, Germany) was a bishop in the Diocese of Hamar of the Church of Norway who retired from her post as of November 1, 2006. Bishop Köhn was born to a German father and Norwegian mother and immigrated to Norway in the late 1940s.

Köhn graduated from the University of Oslo with a cand.theol. degree. Köhn worked as an assistant professor in Biblical Theology at the University of Oslo from 1976 to 1988, and principal of the Practical-Theological Seminary from 1989 to 1993.

She was bishop of Hamar from 1993 to 2006 as the first female bishop to be appointed in the Church of Norway. She stepped down from office on 1 November 2006 and was succeeded by Solveig Fiske.

Preceded by
Georg Hille
Bishop of Hamar
Succeeded by
Solveig Fiske
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