Court Marshal of Denmark

The Court Marshal of Denmark (Danish: Hofmarskal) (often, though incorrectly, translated as Lord Chamberlain[note 1][1]) is Chief Administrative Officer of the Royal Household of Denmark.[2] The Court Marshal is the chief executive of finance, staff, official duties, etc. and heads the Court Marshal's office.[3] The Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (Danish: Overhofmarskal) (a historical superior title, which is no longer in use) has a place in the 1st Class of the Danish Order of Precedence, while the Court Marshal belong in the 2nd Class.[4]

Adam Gottlob Moltke a Lensgreve and one of the most prominent nobles of his time, was Court Marshal of Denmark.
Court Marshal, Ove Ullerup in full uniform.

This role traditionally fell to the Lord Chamberlain of Denmark, but this title is no longer used, and all the responsibilities associated with the title has allocated to the Court Marshal.

In the United Kingdom the responsibilities of the office Court Marshal roughly correspond to Lord Chamberlain (although the Danish title Overkammerherre is the correct translation for this[5]), and the office Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (Danish: Overhofmarskal) correspond to Lord High Stewart.

Court MarshalsEdit

Until 1912, there were in periods also a Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (Danish: Overhofmarskal), who was the superior of the Court Marshal, if one was employed at the same time.[6] Both are listed.

Portrait Name Tenure Monarch Notes
 
Johan Christopher von Körbitz
1658-1661 Frederick III of Denmark
  1661-1670 Frederick III of Denmark
 
Helmuth Otto Baron von Winterfeld
1670-1679 Christian V of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Frantz Eberhard von Speckhahn
1679-1681 Christian V of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1681-1683)
 
Johan Otto Raben
1683-1697 Christian V of Denmark
 
Peter Christoph von der Osten
1697-1699 Christian V of Denmark
 
Ludwig Staats von Hahn
1699-1705 Frederick IV of Denmark
 
Wilhelm Friedrich von Platen
1706-1716 Frederick IV of Denmark
 
Otto Carl Count Palatine von Callenberg
1716-1717 Frederick IV of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1717-1719)
 
Wilhelm Moritz Münck von Buseck
1719-1721 Frederick IV of Denmark
 
Christian Frederick von Holstein
1721-1724 Frederick IV of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Otto Blome
1724-1730 Frederick IV of Denmark and Christian VI of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Adam Levin von Witzleben
1730-1735 Christian VI of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Friedrich Carl von Gram
1735-1739 Christian VI of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1739-1741)
 
Johan Christoph von Reitzenstein
1741-1743 Frederick V of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1743-1746)
  1746-1766 Frederick V of Denmark
 
Christian Frederik Count Moltke
1766-1767 Christian VII of Denmark Son of previous. Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1767-1771)
  1767-1770 Christian VII of Denmark
 
Henrik Christopher Frederik Bielke
1771-1772 Christian VII of Denmark
  1772-1780 Christian VII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Engel Carl Ernst Schack
1780-1784 Christian VII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Christian Frederik (von) Numsen
1784-1791 Christian VII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
Christian Ludvig Kalkreuth
1791-1792 Christian VII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark
 
(Johan) Wilhelm Theodor Wegener
1791-1792 Christian VII of Denmark
 
Ferdinand Anton Christian Count Ahlefeldt
1792-1794 Christian VII of Denmark
 
Adam Wilhelm Hauch
1794-1798 Christian VII of Denmark and Frederick VI of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1798-1838).

Also Lord Chamberlain of Denmark.

 
Christian Ove Count Haxthausen
1838-1840 Frederick VI of Denmark and Christian VIII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1840-1842)
 
Joachim Godsche von Levetzau
1842-1845 Christian VIII of Denmark and Frederick VII of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1845-1859)
 
Carl Ludvig Løvenskjold
1860-1881 Frederick VII of Denmark and Christian IX of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1881-1898)
 
Waldemar Tully Oxholm
1863-1876 Christian IX of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1863-1876).

Also Lord Chamberlain of Denmark.

 
Oscar Siegfried Christian O'Neill Oxholm
1898-1906 Christian IX of Denmark Also Lord Chamberlain of Denmark.
 
Joachim Ludvig Moltke
1906-1908 Frederick VIII of Denmark
 
Frands Axel Vilhelm Count Brockenhuus-Schack
1908-1911 Frederick VIII of Denmark and Christian X of Denmark Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark (1911-1912).

Last Lord Marshal of the Court of Denmark.

 
William Carlton Rothe
1912-1926 Christian X of Denmark
 
Carl Julius Engelbrecht Juel
1926-1939 Christian X of Denmark
 
Christopher Sophus Fridericia Count Trampe
1939-1947 Christian X of Denmark
 
Johan Vilhelm Filip Vest
1947-1963 Frederick IX of Denmark
 
Holger Eigil Wern
1963-1968 Frederick IX of Denmark
 
Karl Christian Count Trampe
1968-1972 Frederick IX of Denmark
 
Kjeld Gustav Count Knuth-Winterfeldt
1972-1976 Margrethe II of Denmark
 
Hans Juul Sølvhøj
1976-1989 Margrethe II of Denmark
 
Ian Søren Haslund-Christensen
1989-2003
Margrethe II of Denmark
 
Ove Ullerup-Petersen
2003-2015
Margrethe II of Denmark
 
Michael Ehrenreich
2015-now Margrethe II of Denmark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ordbogen". ordbog.gyldendal.dk. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. ^ "The Court". The Danish Monarchy - Front Page. 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  3. ^ "hofmarskal — Den Danske Ordbog". ordnet.dk. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  4. ^ "Rangfølgen". 2011-07-16. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  5. ^ "ordbogen". ordbog.gyldendal.dk. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  6. ^ Lundskov, Kurt (January 2019). "Court Marshals at the Danish Royal House". Lundskov.dk.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Court Marshal is often stated by its original German name Hofmarschall, as it is not an official title in English. As the Hofmarschall has roughly the same responsibilities as the Lord Chamberlain, it is often translated into this. However, the more correct translation is the Court Marshal.