Schack Carl Rantzau

Schack Carl, rigsgreve (von) Rantzau or Carl Schack Rantzau-Ascheberg (11 March 1717, Ascheberg estate, Holstein – 21 January 1789, Menerbes, France[1]) was a Holstein-born Danish-Norwegian officer and statesman. He was the commander-in-chief of the Norwegian army in 1766, but lost the position the next year. He is notable for his friendship with Johann Friedrich Struensee and his role in the coup which led to Struensee's fall from power.[2][3]

Schack Carl Rantzau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) Le séjour et la mort d'un homme d'État danois en Provence. By Axel Linvald. Annales du Midi : revue archéologique, historique et philologique de la France méridionale, 1928. Volume 40 nº 157 pp. 286-296]
  2. ^ "Rantzau Rigsgrever af Ascheberg. Ranzau-slægten". Roskildehistorie.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  3. ^ (in Danish) H.R. Hiort-Lorenzen, "Om Grev Rantzau-Aschebergs sidste Dage", s. 731-34 i: Historisk Tidsskrift, Bind 6. række, 3 (1891 – 1892) 1.