Ove Guldberg

Ove Guldberg (2 December 1918 – 28 February 2008) was a Danish engineer, businessman and politician who served as the minister of public works in the period 1968–1971 and minister of foreign affairs between 1973 and 1975.

Ove Guldberg
Minister of Public Works
In office
Prime MinisterHilmar Baunsgaard
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
19 December 1973 – 13 February 1975
Prime MinisterPoul Hartling
Personal details
Born2 December 1918
Died28 February 2008(2008-02-28) (aged 89)
Political partyVenstre
Spouse(s)Else Guldberg

Early life and educationEdit

Guldberg was born in Nysted on 2 December 1918.[1] His father was a jurist.[2] He received an engineering degree in 1942 and obtained a candidate of law degree in 1949.[1]


Guldberg was the director of the Danish Engineering Association in the period 1952–1965 and of the Association of Consulting Engineers the period 1965–1968.[2] From 1957 to 1968 he was also the director of a company owned by the Danish Engineering Association.[2] In 1964 he joined the liberal party Venstre and won a seat at the Folketing where he served until 1977.[1] He was the minister of public works in the cabinet of Prime Minister Hilmar Baunsgaard in the period 1968–1971.[1][note 1] Between December 1973 to February 1975 Guldberg was the foreign minister in the cabinet led by Poul Hartling.[3] From 1973 to 1977 he was a member of the European Parliament.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

Guldberg married and had children, one of whom was a diplomat.[2] Following his retirement from politics he and his wife, Else, lived in Spain and Ireland.[1] They moved to Nexø in January 2003. His wife died there in September 2005, and he also died there on 28 February 2008.[2]


  1. ^ The Ministry of Public Works was later integrated into the Ministry of Transport.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ove Guldberg". Den Store Danske. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rationel - aldrig folkelig". Berlingske (in Danish). 2 March 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Danske regeringer 1973-1982" (in Danish). Danmarks Historien. Retrieved 30 October 2021.