Eric Ruuth

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Eric Ruuth
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Governor-General of Swedish Pomerania
In office
1792–1796
Preceded by Fredrik Vilhelm von Hessenstein
Succeeded by Hans Henric von Essen
Personal details
Born (1746-10-24)October 24, 1746
Died May 25, 1820(1820-05-25) (aged 73)

Eric Ruuth (October 24, 1746 in Stockholm  – May 25, 1820) was a Swedish nobleman and the owner of Marsvinsholm Castle, see also Hunnestad Monument. He served as the Governor-General of Swedish Pomerania from 1792 to 1796. With his coal mine he started the company that would eventually become Höganäs AB.

Biography[edit]

He was born on October 24, 1746 to Gustaf Ruuth of Finland (1697–1757) and Baroness Ebba Christina Siöbladh. She was the daughter of Baron Carl Georg Siöblad, Lord of Marsvinsholm and Countess Beata Elisabeth Stenbock.

From 1782 to 1786 he made extensive renovations at Marsvinsholm Castle.[1]

In 1786 he invited a Swiss cheesemaker to Marsvinsholm Castle. A few years later, Swiss style cheese were being produced in Sweden.[2] He served as the Governor-General of Swedish Pomerania from 1792 to 1796. He was made a Swedish count in 1792. He died on May 25, 1820

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marsvinsholm" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-01-27. Greve Erik Ruuth, lät under perioden 1782-1786 utföra en genomgripande reparation som kom att förändra slottets utseende radikalt. Ruuth lät då ta ned de branta taken och tog bort gavlarna samt tornens spiror. Istället lades ett lågt tak över hela byggnaden. Gravarna framför slottet fylldes igen och planades ut till en förgård som flankerades av envåningsflyglar. Ruut var mycket intresserad av allt som kunde underlätta i jordbruksarbetet och han sägs vara den som inrättade det första tröskverket i Skåne. 
  2. ^ Steve Ehlers and Jeanette Hurt. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cheeses of the World. In 1786, Erik Ruuth, a Swedish count, invited a Swiss cheesemaker to visit his manor in Marsvinsholm. A few years later, Swiss styles of cheese began ...