Lars Havstad

Lars Havstad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lars Aanonsen Havstad (3 February 1851 - 29 August 1913) was a Norwegian statistician, writer, secretary in the Liberal Party, newspaper editor and activist. He was deaf as well as blind in one eye, and was the first (along with Halvard Aschehoug) deaf person to pass the examen artium in Norway. He was born as Lars Aanonsen Larssen in Arendal as a son of customs officer Aanon Larssen (1820-1863) and Christine Christophersen (1824-1895). He grew up in T nsberg, but following scarlet fever and meningitis at the age of five, he became deaf as well as blind in one eye. He read for himself until enrolling in school in 1860, at Christiania D vstumme-Institut in Christiania. His teacher Fredrik Glad Balchen created a class for special talented students, who he and external teachers tutored to reach the level of normal students. Two of four students in the talent class, one of them being Havstad, managed to pass the examen artium in 1871. Havstad and Halvard Aschehoug were the first two deaf people who passed the Norwegian examen artium, at that time regarded as a sensation. The examen artium was the final examination in Norwegian secondary schools until 1974.show more

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  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136763540
  • 9786136763545