Vidleck Gitlesen

Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Vidleck

When Vidleck Gitlesen was born in 1696, in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Gitle Gertsen Mundheim, was 46 and his mother, Marite Brynjelsdatter Nordtveit, was 21. He married Torbjor Larsen in 1729.

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Vidleck Gitlesen
Torbjor Larsen

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World Events (3)

1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 4

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 40

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 43

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

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