Frederik Moltke

Frederik Moltke (1754–1836) was a Danish politician and Prime Minister of Denmark. He also served as the County Governor of several counties and dioceses in the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Denmark during his career.[1]

Frederik Moltke
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Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
1810–1814
MonarchFrederick VI of Denmark
Preceded byC.G. von Bernstorff
Succeeded byFrederik Julius Kaas
Personal details
Born(1754-01-18)18 January 1754
Odense, Denmark
Died4 July 1836(1836-07-04) (aged 82)
Vallø Castle, Denmark
CitizenshipDenmark-Norway then Denmark
NationalityDanish
ProfessionPolitician

He was appointed County Governor of Bratsberg amt in 1781 (in Norway), and then in 1788, he was appointed as the Diocesan Governor of Christianssand stiftamt (and served simultaneously as the County Governor of Nedenæs amt). In 1790, Moltke became the Diocesan Governor of Christiania stiftamt (and served simultaneously as the County Governor of Akershus amt).[1][2]

In 1785, he found it necessary, due to the widespread dissatisfaction among the common people in Bratsberg county, to request military assistance in the event of possible unrest. In 1787 he was elected together with a lawyer named Hagerup to investigate the common peoples' complaints about the officials. Then in 1792 he was appointed to the commission that was to investigate and adjudicate the case relating to Christian Jensen Lofthuus rebellion.[1]

In 1795, Moltke returned to Denmark, where he became a knight of the Order of the Elephant and in 1810 Prime Minister of Denmark. In 1814 he was deposed by the King, reportedly because he had expressed his sympathy for the Norwegians too strongly. He was later pardoned and appointed to be the Diocesan Governor of Aalborg stiftamt in 1816. He retired in 1824.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Holm, E., ed. (1887–1905). "Moltke, Frederik". Dansk biografisk Lexikon (in Danish). XI. Kjøbenhavn: Gyldendalske boghandels forlag. pp. 413–419. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (13 June 2016). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
Government offices
Preceded by
Frederik Georg Adeler
County Governor of Bratsberg amt
1781–1788
Succeeded by
Jonas Ramus Petersen
Preceded by
Frederik Georg Adeler
Diocesan Governor of Christianssand stiftamt
1788–1789
Succeeded by
Hans Christoph Diderik Victor von Levetzow
Preceded by
Frederik Georg Adeler
County Governor of Nedenæs amt
1788–1789
Succeeded by
Hans Christoph Diderik Victor von Levetzow
Preceded by
Jørgen Erik Skeel
Diocesan Governor of Christiania stiftamt
1789–1795
Succeeded by
Frederik Julius Kaas
Preceded by
Jørgen Erik Skeel
County Governor of Akershus amt
1789–1795
Succeeded by
Frederik Julius Kaas
Preceded by
Christian Günther von Bernstorff
Prime Minister of Denmark
1810–1814
Succeeded by
Frederik Julius Kaas
Preceded by
Ditlev von Pentz
Diocesan Governor of Aalborg stiftamt
1816–1824
Succeeded by
Ehrenreich Kristoffer Ludvig Moltke