Christian Albrecht Bluhme

Christian Albrecht Bluhme (27 December 1794 – 6 November 1866) was a Danish lawyer and conservative politician who was the 2nd and 10th Prime Minister of Denmark (first time from 1852 to 1853 with title of Prime Minister, second time from 1864 to 1865 with title of council president). He led the country during the latter part of the Second Schleswig War.[1][2]

Christian Albrecht Bluhme
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Christian Albrecht Bluhme
2nd Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
27 January 1852 – 21 April 1853
MonarchFrederick VII
Preceded byAdam Wilhelm Moltke
Succeeded byAnders Sandøe Ørsted
Council President of Denmark
In office
11 July 1864 – 6 November 1865
MonarchChristian IX
Preceded byDitlev Gothard Monrad
Succeeded byChristian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
Personal details
Born27 December 1794 (1794-12-27)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died16 December 1866 (1866-12-17) (aged 71)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Political partyHøjre

BiographyEdit

Bluhme was born in Copenhagen, Denmark as the son of a commander in the navy Hans Emilius Bluhme. Bluhme went to Herlufsholm School, where he became a legal candidate in 1816. In 1820 he became an auditor to the 2nd Jutland Regiment and two years after also the assessor in the Land Surveyor. In 1824, he went to the Governing Council in Trankebar. He returned to Denmark and was appointed in 1831 with the title of State Council to the town and county bailiff at Store Heddinge in Zealand. In 1838 he was appointed officer of the Diocese of Aalborg. He was called in 1843 to participate in the administration as Director of the General Chamber of Commerce and the College of Commerce, whose president he became in January 1848.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1832, he married Rasmine Wandel (1813-1865), daughter of regimental surgeon in Copenhagen C.F. Wandel. He was the father of naval officer Hans Emil Bluhme (1833-1926).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christian Albrecht Bluhme". Uppslagsverket. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Slesvigske Krig 1864". danmarkshistorie. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bluhme, Christian Albrecht, 1794-1866". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hans Emil Bluhme". Det Kgl. Bibliotek. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Trade Minister of Denmark
22 March 1848 – 15 November 1848
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Holger Reedtz
Foreign Minister of Denmark
18 October 1851 – 12 December 1854
Succeeded by
Wulff Scheel-Plessen
Preceded by
Adam Wilhelm Moltke
Prime Minister of Denmark
27 January 1852 – 21 April 1853
Succeeded by
Anders Sandøe Ørsted
Preceded by
Ditlev Gothard Monrad
Council President of Denmark
11 July 1864 – 6 November 1865
Succeeded by
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs