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Johan Ferner

Norwegian businessman and yachter

Johan Martin Ferner (né Johan Martin Jacobsen; 22 July 1927 – 24 January 2015) was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Elisabeth X at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together with Finn Ferner (his brother), Erik Heiberg, Tor Arneberg and Carl Mortensen.[1] He was married to Princess Astrid, the sister of King Harald V of Norway. He was also the brother-in-law of Princess Ragnhild.

Johan Martin Ferner
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Johan Martin Ferner in 2007
Born
Johan Martin Jacobsen

(1927-07-22)22 July 1927
Died24 January 2015(2015-01-24) (aged 87)
Oslo, Norway
Spouse(s)Ingeborg Hesselberg-Meyer
(1953–1956; divorced)
Princess Astrid of Norway (1961–2015; his death)
ChildrenCathrine Ferner
Benedikte Ferner
Alexander Ferner
Elisabeth Ferner
Carl-Christian Ferner
Parent(s)Ferner Jacobsen (father)
Ragnhild Olsen (mother)
RelativesFinn Ferner (brother)
Johan Ferner
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Sailing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki 6 metre class

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – SailingdatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)