Steward of the Realm (Denmark)

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Steward of the Realm (Danish: Rigshofmester) was an office at the Royal Danish Court. With the coronation of Eric VII of Denmark it became an important office, taking over the role of the Seneschal (Danish: Drost) as the de facto prime minister of the country. Prior to that the Rigshofmester had merely been the administrative leader of the Royal Court; the office was abolished with the institution of Absolute monarchy in Denmark in 1660.[1]

Danish Stewards of the Realm[edit]

Year Steward of the Realm
1373 NN. Frentzel
1385 Degenhard Buggenhagen
1387 Bent Byg Grubbe
1397 Mikkel Rud
1400-1409 Jens Due
1412-1413 Anders Jacobsen Lunge
1414-1416 Jens Due
1417-1423 Anders Jacobsen Lunge
1424 Erik Segebodsen Krummedige
1429-1440 Albrecht Morer
1441-1442 Nielsen Gyldenstjerne
1445-1452 Otte Nielsen Rosenkrantz
1453-1456 Niels Eriksen Gyldenstjerne
1456-1480 Erik Ottesen Rosenkrantz
1482-1487 Strange Nielsen Strangesen Bild
1489-1502 Poul Laxmand
1513-1515 Niels Eriksen Rosenkrantz
1523-1544 Mogens Gøye
1547-1552 Eske Bille
1567-1575 Peder Oxe
1596-1601 Christoffer Valkendorff
1632 Frands Rantzau
1641-51 Corfitz Ulfeldt
1651-60 Joachim Gersdorff

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danske rigshofmestre". roskildehistorie.dk. Retrieved 2009-12-31.