Erlend Rian

Erlend Rian (born 15 June 1941, in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian politician who formerly represented the Conservative Party.

He was editor-in-chief of the newspaper Tromsø from 1974 to 1979, and mayor of Tromsø city from 1980 to 1995. From 1984 to 1988 he was the second deputy leader of the Conservative Party nationwide. He left the Conservative Party in 2005, but was involved in Tromsø 2018.[1]

He is the older brother of historian Øystein Rian.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Rian, Erlend". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007.

iTromsø (formerly Bladet Tromsø) is a daily (save for Sunday) newspaper published in Tromsø, Norway.

Øystein Rian

Øystein Rian (born 23 February 1945, in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian historian who specializes in the history of Denmark-Norway from 1536 to 1814, particularly its political, social and religious history.

He was appointed associate professor at Telemark University College in 1977, and was a professor at the University of Oslo from 1993 until reaching the emeritus age in 2015. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.He is the younger brother of Erlend Rian. Rian is openly gay.

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