Carl Edvard Rotwitt

Carl Edvard Rotwitt (2 March 1812 – 8 February 1860) was a Danish jurist and politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Denmark 1859–1860. He died while in office only 47 years old.[1]

Carl Edvard Rotwitt
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Council President of Denmark
In office
2 December 1859 – 8 February 1860
MonarchFrederick VII
Preceded byCarl Christian Hall
Succeeded byCarl Christian Hall
Personal details
Born(1812-03-02)2 March 1812
Hillerød, Denmark
Died8 February 1860(1860-02-08) (aged 47)
Copenhagen, Denmark

BiographyEdit

Rotwitt was born at Hillerød, Denmark. He was the son of Otto Johan Rotwitt (1766-1836). He became a student at Frederiksborg Latin School in 1828 and took a legal exam in 1833.

In 1836 he became a prosecutor in Thisted, in 1841 Land Commissioner and Commissioner and at the end of 1842 Supreme Court Attorney. Rotwitt was elected to the Folketing in 1849 and served as chairman from 1853 until 1859. Rotwitt had become Knight in the Order of the Dannebrog in 1853.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rotwitt, Carl Edvard, 1812-60". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved 1 October 2019.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Alastair H. Thomas (2016) Historical Dictionary of Denmark (Rowman & Littlefield) ISBN 9781442264656
Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Nicolai Madvig
Speaker of the Folketing
13 June 1853 – 2 December 1859
Succeeded by
Laurids Nørgaard Bregendahl
Preceded by
Carl Christian Hall
Council President of Denmark
2 December 1859 – 8 February 1860
Succeeded by
Carl Christian Hall
Preceded by
Carl Frederik Simony
Justice Minister of Denmark
2 December 1859 – 8 February 1860
Succeeded by
Andreas Lorenz Casse