Christian Christophersen Sehested

Christian Christophersen Sehested (22 Febr. 1666 – 19 July 1740) was a Danish noble and statesman. [1]

A picture of Christian Sehested

BiographyEdit

He was the son of Christoffer Clausen Sehestedt til Nislevgaard paa Fyn (d. 1699). After the death of his father, he inherited the Nislevgaard manor. In 1701 he was married to Charlotte Amalie Gersdorff (b. 1685 d. 1751). Through the marriage, he came to possess Ravnholt manor. His marriage was childless.[2][3][4]

He became a nobleman Hofjunker in 1687. In 1694, he was Deputy in the Land and the Applicant's Commission. In 1698 he obtained the State Council title was sent to Stockholm as to replace Jens Juel (1631 –1700). He was called in 1700 to become Foreign Minister. He was the second Grand Chancellor of Denmark from 1708 to 1721.[citation needed] He was preceded by Conrad von Reventlow (1644–1708) and succeeded by Ulrik Adolf Holstein (1664–1737). [5][6]

He returned to Odense as county governor in 1735 where he died in 1740. He was replaced as county governor by Christian Rantzau (1684–1771). [7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sehested, Christian, 1666-1740". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sehested, Christian". Salmonsens konversationsleksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nislevgaard". danskeherregaarde.dk. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ravnholt". visitdenmark.com. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Reventlow, Conrad Greve, 1644-1708". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Holstein, Ulrik Adolf Greve, 1664-1737". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sehested, Christian, 1666-1740". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Rantzau, Christian Greve, 1683-1771". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved October 1, 2019.