Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg

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Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
Council President of Denmark
In office
28 May 1870 – 14 July 1874
Monarch Christian IX
Preceded by Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
Succeeded by Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
Personal details
Born (1815-07-18)18 July 1815
Died 28 April 1892(1892-04-28) (aged 76)
Political party Mellempartiet

Ludvig Henrik Carl Herman Holstein-Holsteinborg (18 July 1815 – 28 April 1892) was a Danish politician. He was Council President of Denmark from 28 May 1870 to 14 July 1874 (4 years, 1 month, 16 days) as the leader of the Cabinet of Holstein-Holsteinborg.

Son of Friedrich Adolph Holstein-Holsteinborg and Wilhelmine Juliane comtesse Reventlow, Ludvig married Bodild Joachimime Zahrtmann in 1850 and they had five children. She died in 1876. He married Betzy Laura Rasmussen in 1878, with whom he had one son.[1]


Although he was himself a member of the Centre Party (Danish: Mellempartiet), Holstein led a coalition between the National Landowners and the National Liberals. The ministry was dominated by its three National Liberal ministers, C.C. Hall, A.F. Krieger and C.E. Fenger.

As Prime Minister, Holstein rarely put forward his own opinions; his role was so passive that editor Vilhelm Topsøe satirized him as "the topping on the Kransekake".

Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
Council President of Denmark
28 May 1870 – 14 July 1874
Succeeded by
Christen Andreas Fonnesbech


  1. ^ "Ludvig Henrik Carl Herman lensgreve Holstein-Holsteinborg". 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2006-09-22.