Christen Andreas Fonnesbech

Christen Andreas Fonnesbech (7 July 1817 – 17 May 1880) was a Danish lawyer, landowner and politician. He was Council President of Denmark from 1874 to 1875.[1]

Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
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Council President of Denmark
In office
14 July 1874 – 11 June 1875
MonarchChristian IX
Preceded byLudvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
Succeeded byJacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
Personal details
Born(1817-07-07)7 July 1817
Copenhagen
Died17 May 1880(1880-05-17) (aged 62)
Copenhagen
Political partyHøjre
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen

BiographyEdit

Fonnesbech was born in Copenhagen, where his father was a dressmaker. He became a student in 1835 and earned a cand.jur. degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1840. He began his tenure and became city clerk in Hillerød. In 1843 he bought the estate Vesterbygård at Holbæk on Zealand. In 1863 he acted as president of the County Council in Odense. Fonnesbech was also a member of the Folketing from 1858 to 1875.[2][3]

He became a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1860, Commander of the 1st Degree in 1866, received the Grand Cross in 1870, was awarded the Cross of Honour (Dannebrogsmand) in 1871, and received the Medal of Merit in Gold in 1874. In 1863, he became Knight of the Order of the Polar Star. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fonnesbech, Christian Andreas, 1817-80". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Claus Bjørn. "C.A. Fonnesbech". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Vesterbygaard". danskeherregaarde.dk. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by Finance Minister of Denmark
6 November 1865 – 28 May 1870
Succeeded by
Preceded by Kultus Minister of Denmark
6 March 1868 – 15 March 1868
Succeeded by
Preceded by Interior Minister of Denmark
28 May 1870 – 14 July 1874
Succeeded by
Preceded by Council President of Denmark
14 July 1874 – 11 June 1875
Succeeded by
Preceded by Finance Minister of Denmark
14 July 1874 – 11 June 1875
Succeeded by