Christian Gyldenløve

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Christian Gyldenløve (Copenhaguen, 28 February 1674 - Odense, 16 July 1703), was one of five illegitimate children fathered by Christian V of Denmark with Sophie Amalie Moth.

He distinguished himself in both foreign and Danish military service and established himself as the Danish Count Danneskiold-Samsøe, which descended from his second marriage.

In Copenhagen on 27 November 1696 Christian married firstly his kinswoman Countess Charlotte Amalie af Danneskiold-Samsøe (15 November 1682 - 7 December 1699), a daughter of Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve. They had two daughters:

In Copenhagen on 25 May 1701 Christian married secondly Dorothea Krag (27 September 1675 - Gisselfeld, 10 October 1754). They had two sons:

  • Christian, Lensgreve af Danneskiöld-Samsöe (Verona, 1 August 1702 - Copenhaguen, 17 February 1728).
  • Frederick, Count of Danneskiöld-Samsöe (Assendrup, 1 November 1703 - Aarhus, 18 July 1770).

After his death, his widow who took over his post of royal General Postmaster.


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