Barony of Holckenhavn

The Barony of Holckenhavn was a Danish majorat on the island of Funen, which existed from 1671 to 1921.[1]

Barony of Holckenhavn
Holckenhavn Slot.JPG
Holckenhavn Castle, photographed in 2011.
Creation date4 October 1671[1]
Created byChristian V
First holderEiler Holck[1]
Last holderMogens Conrad Christian Holck[2]
Extinction date1921
Seat(s)Holckenhavn Castle

HistoryEdit

The Barony of Holckenhavn was established on 4 October 1671 by King Christian V of Denmark for Eiler Holck, a member of the noble family of Holck.[2] It consisted of the manor of Holckenhavn. The holder of the barony carried the title of enfeoffed baron (Danish: lensbaron).

The county was inherited by members of the Holck family during its entire existence. It was dissolved in 1921.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Danske Len (1916), p. 1-10.
  2. ^ a b c Danmarks Adels Aarbog (1925).

BibliographyEdit

  • Danmarks Adels Aarbog 1925 (PDF) (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz. 1925. p. 448-456.
  • Louis Bobé, Gustav Graae, Frederik Jürgensen West (1916). Danske Len (PDF) (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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