Frederik Marcus Knuth (1813-1856)

Frederik Marcus Knuth, 5th Count of Knuthenborg S.K. (11 January 1813 – 8 January 1856) was a Danish aristocrat, landowner, civil servant and politician.

Frederik Marcus Knuth
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Frederik Marcus Knuth, 5th Count of Knuthenborg
1st Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
In office
22 March 1848 – 16 November 1848
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAdam Wilhelm Moltke, Count of Bregentved
Personal details
Born(1813-01-11)11 January 1813
Christiania (Oslo), Norway, Denmark-Norway
Died8 January 1856(1856-01-08) (aged 42)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Resting placeSorø Old Cemetery, Sorø, Denmark
Political partyIndependent
Karen Rothe
(m. 1837)
Children6, including:
Parent(s)Eggert Christopher Count Knuth
Karen Rosenkrantz
Alma materCopenhagen University

A member of the Knuth family, he was educated at home and later at the University of Copenhagen. From 1847 to 1848 he served as amtmand in Sorø Amt. After the introduction of the constitutional monarchy in 1848, Knuth served as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark from March to November 1848.[1] From November 1848, he was member of The Danish Constituent Assembly (Danish: Den Grundlovgivende Rigsforsamling) as one of the members appointed by the king.

With the title of enfeoffed count (Danish: lensgreve), he was the fifth holder of the County of Knuthenborg on the island of Lolland from 1818 to 1856.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Andersen Bille 1895, p. 301-302.
  2. ^ Danmarks Adels Aarbog 1919, p=328


  • Danmarks Adels Aarbog 1919 (PDF). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz. 1919. pp. 528–30.
  • Andersen Bille, Carl Steen (1895). "Knuth, Frederik Marcus Greve". Dansk biografisk Lexikon, tillige omfattende Norge for tidsrummet 1537-1814 (in Danish) (1st ed.). Copenhagen: Gyldendals Forlag. 9: 300–303.

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Political offices
Preceded by
None (office created)
Foreign Minister of Denmark
Succeeded by
Danish nobility
Preceded by Count of Knuthenborg
Succeeded by