Danish Constituent Assembly

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The Danish Constituent Assembly (Danish: Den Grundlovgivende Rigsforsamling) is the name given to the 1848 Constitional assembly at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, that voted the Danish Constitution and formalized the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional democracy. It consisted of members of which 114 were elected by the people, 38 were appointed by the king and the rest were government ministers,[1]

The Danish Constituent Assembly first met on 23 October 1848.[2]

List of members[edit]

Copenhagen[edit]

  1. Martin Hammerich, scholar and educator
  2. Hans Peter Hansen, Bank of Denmark director
  3. Anders Sandøe Ørsted, jurist
  4. Tage Algreen-Ussing, procurator-general
  5. William Frederik Duntzfelt, merchant and ciuncilman
  6. Carl Holger Visby, parish priest
  7. Johannes Ephraim Larsen, professor
  8. Harald Hartvig Kayser, master carpenter
  9. Peter Pedersen, professor
  10. Lauritz Nicolai Hvidt, merchant
  11. Nicolai Elias Tuxen, military officer

Copenhagen County[edit]

  1. Frederiksberg: Carl Christian Hall, chief auditor
  2. Kongens Lyngby: Christian Flor, educator (replaced Henrik Leonhard Danchell, merchant, after the initial election was declared invalid)
  3. Roskilde Kro: Carl Wilhelm Thalbitzer, landowner
  4. Køge: Andreas Frederik Krieger, professor
  5. Roskilde: Lorents Lorck, parish priest
  6. Blæsenborg: Peder Hansen, farmer

Frederiksborg County[edit]

  1. Helsingør: Jacob Baden Olrik, town bailiff
  2. Esrum: Johan Christian Drewsen, industrialist
  3. Ramløse: Edouard Buntzen, attorney
  4. Frederikssund: Rasmus Nielsen Møller, crofter
  5. Slangerup: Hans Johansen, farmer and parish bailiff
  6. Hillerød: Johannes Andreas Ostermann, teacher

Holbæk County[edit]

  1. Holbæk: Niels Ludvig Westergaard, professor
  2. Tvede Kro: Jens Gregersen, copyholder
  3. Vedby Kro: Asmund Gleerup, teacher
  4. Kalundborg: Niels Frederik Jespersen, captain
  5. Faurbo Kro: N.H. Nielsen, farmer
  6. Nykøbing Sjælland: Nicolai Andreasen, miller

Sorø County[edit]

  1. Ringsted: Lars Andersen Hækkerup, copyholder
  2. Sorø: Carl Emil Mundt, scholar
  3. Holløse: Frederik Frølund, theologian
  4. Skælskør: Christen Christensen Møller, institution manager
  5. Slagelse: Carl de Neergaard, landowner
  6. Korsør: Frederik Engelhardt Boisen, parish priest

Præstø County[edit]

  1. Store Heddinge: Lars Hansen, farmer
  2. Rønnede: Frederik Johannsen, miller
  3. Vallø: Hans Egede Schack, jurist
  4. Præstø: Hans Hansen, weaver (replaced by N.F.S. Grundtvig, priest)
  5. Vordingborg: Christian Schroll, farmer
  6. Næstved: Mikkel Rasmussen, farmer and parish bailiff
  7. Stege: Frederik Barfod, student

Odense County[edit]

  1. Odense: Caspar Paludan-Müller, teacher
  2. Højby: Cornelius Petersen, farmer
  3. Vissenbjerg: Niels Madsen, farmer
  4. Assens: Hans Dinesen, farmer
  5. Middelfart: Albert Leth, parish priest
  6. Bogense: Frederik Jespersen, prokurator
  7. Søndersø: Hans Christian Johansen, farmer
  8. Kerteminde: Christen Larsen, copyholder

Svendborg County[edit]

  1. Rudkøbing: Jens Andersen Hansen, teacher
  2. Tranekær: Jens Rasmussen Jacobsen, farmer
  3. Svendborg: Jens Christian Colding, medical doctor
  4. Nyborg: Frederik Schiern, educator
  5. Kværndrup: Hans Christensen, farmer
  6. Korinth Kro: Jens Rasmussen, farmer
  7. Sønder Bråby: Knud Christian Høier, copyholder

Maribo County[edit]

  1. Nakskov: Balthazar Christensen, lawyer
  2. [Halsted Priory|Juellinge]]: Christen Blach, farmer
  3. Maribo: Georg Aagaard, prokurator
  4. Sakskøbing: Hans Olesen, farmer
  5. Nykøbing Falster: Mouritz Mørk Hansen
  6. Stubbekøbing: Hans Rasmussen, farmer

Bornholms County[edit]

  1. Rønne: A.S. Stender, jurist
  2. Aakirkeby: Johan Nicolai Madvig, professor (replaced by J.W. Marckmann after being appointed as government minister)

Aalborg County[edit]

  1. Nørresundby: Anders Jensen Hjort, estate manager# Aalborg: Jens Christopher Schurmann, sognepræst
  2. Bælum: Anders Jungersen, teacher
  3. Brorstrup: Christen Eriksen, farmer
  4. Nibe: Christian Magdalus Jespersen, landsoverretsprokurator

Hjørring County[edit]

  1. Frederikshavn: Severin Hastrup, farmer
  2. Sæby: Hans Peter Theilmann, estate manqager
  3. Hjørring: Johannes Christopher Nyholm, landowner
  4. Jerslev: Hans Christian Pape, landowner
  5. Vrejlev: Ludvig Christian Brinck-Seidelin, landowner
  6. Halvrimmen: Johan Nicolai Frederik Hasselbalch, farmer

Thisted County[edit]

  1. Bjerget: Ulrik Christian Frederik Aagaard, county manager
  2. Thisted: Hans Ditlev Lützhøft, agent
  3. Vestervig: Frederik Christian von Haven, parish priest
  4. Nykøbing Mors: Christian Erhard Bagger, parish priest

Viborg County[edit]

  1. Skive: Bertel Nørgaard, farmer
  2. Viborg: Laurids Nørgaard Bregendahl, overretsassessor
  3. Levring: Mads Pagh Bruun, industrialist
  4. Søndervinge: Henrik Wellejus Jacobæus, farmer
  5. Løvel: Werner Jaspar Andreas Ussing, overretsassessor

Aarhus County[edit]

  1. Odder: Geert Winther, magister
  2. Aarhus: Christian Rasmus Otterstrøm, bank teller
  3. Skjoldelev: Torkild Christian Dahl, overretsprokurator and landowner

Skanderborg County[edit]

  1. Horsens: Ditlev Ræder, mayor
  2. Skanderborg: Frederik Vilhelm Schytte, oil miller
  3. Bræstrup: Niels Hunderup, bailiff
  4. Linå: Michael Drewsen, industrialist

Randers County[edit]

  1. Mariager: Joakim Frederik Schouw, professor
  2. Randers: Ingvard Henrik Linnemann, teacher
  3. Estrup: Carl Emil Dahlerup, auditor
  4. Grenaa: Peter Christian la Cour, priest
  5. Ebeltoft: Peter Daniel Bruun, Supreme Court justice
  6. Voldum: Bernhard Rée, editor and merchant

Vejle County[edit]

  1. Fredericia: Peter Georg Bang, amtmand (replaced by Peter Carl Christian Holck after being appointed as government minister)
  2. Kolding: Carl Ploug, editor
  3. Vejle: William Walker Stockfleth, beiliff
  4. Give: Anders Hermansen, farmer
  5. Konstantia: Jens Jørgensen, politician
  6. Bjerre: Jesper Peter With, bailiff

Ringkjøbing County[edit]

  1. Ringkøbing: Andreas Evald Meinert Tang, landowner
  2. Lemvig: Ole Kirk, farmer
  3. Holstebro: Carl Nicolai Petersen, bailiff
  4. Herning: Jens Fløe, stiftslandinspektør
  5. Skjern: Jens Petersen, teacher

Ribe County[edit]

  1. Varde: Christopher Leberecht Tobiesen, provost
  2. Hjerting: Hans Christian Nielsen, farmer
  3. Ribe: Peter Hansen Tvede, prokurator
  4. Steensvanggård: Niels Hansen, teacher
  5. Bredebro: Caspar Frederik Gram, priest

Members appointed by the king[edit]

  1. Carl Christopher Georg Andræ, military officer
  2. Hans Peter Bergmann, veterinarian
  3. Vilhelm Bjerring, professor
  4. Hans Brøchner Bruun, merchant
  5. Preben Lihme Brandt, textile manufacturer
  6. S.A.M. Buchwald, merchant
  7. Christian Cederfeld de Simonsen, stamhusbesidder
  8. Georg Christensen, gunsmith
  9. Jens Christensen, farmer
  10. Henrik Nicolai Clausen, professor (replaced by Frederik Marcus Knuth after he was appointed as government minister)
  11. Christian Georg Nathan David, professor
  12. Carl Edvard van Dockum, navel officer (later Christian Albrecht Bluhme)
  13. Jacob Scavenius Fibiger, military officer
  14. Thomas Funder, tobacco manufacturer
  15. Hother Hage, jurist
  16. Christian Sehestedt Juul, chamberlain
  17. Schack Lüneberg Køster, councilman
  18. Mathias Lüttichau, chamberlain
  19. Tage Christian Müller, Bishop of Ribe
  20. Jacob Peter Mynster, Bishop of Zealand
  21. Niels Ostenfeldt, hospital director
  22. Valdemar Tully Oxholm, military officer
  23. Børge Petersen, hatter
  24. Peder Brønnum Scavenius, landowner
  25. Carl Otto Emil Schlegel, military officer
  26. Knud Sidenius, merchant
  27. Jørgen Erik Frederik Skeel, chamberlain
  28. Wilhelm Carl Eppingen Sponneck (replaced Anton Frederik Tscherning after he was appointed as government minister)
  29. Frederik Treschow, konferensråd
  30. Frederik Wulff, city treasurer
  31. Christian Frederik Zeuthen, baron
  32. Caspar Frederik Wegener, gehejmearkivar
  33. Jon Gudmundson, student (Ideland)
  34. Konrad Gislason, educator (Iceland)
  35. Jon Johnsen, byfoged (Island)
  36. Brynjolf Pjeturson, kgl. fuldmægtig (Iceland)
  37. Jon Sigurdson, kandidat (Iceland)
  38. Christian Pløyen, amtmand (Faroe Islands)

Ministers of the March Cabinet and November Cabinet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demokratiets etablering: Den Grundlovgivende Forsamling". danmarkshistorien.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Den Grundlovgivende Rigsforsamling". denstoredanske.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.