Hans Brøchner Bruun

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Hans Brøchner Bruun

Hans Brøchner Bruun (18 July 1793 - 1 April 1863) was a Danish merchant and politician. He ran a large trading house in Assens on the island of Funen. He was a member of the 1848 Danish Constituent Assembly.

Early life and education[edit]

Bruun was born in Fredericia, the son of Bertel Bruun (1767–1827) and Magdalene Barbara Brøchner (1768–1831). He received a commercial education in his father's company. His father was the owner of several successful factories in Viborg and Fredericia.

Career[edit]

In 1826 Bruun took over the operation of the ferry service from Assens on Funen. His youngest brother, Søren Wedege Bruun, ran a trading house in the same town. Bruun continued the firm after his brother's early death in 1837. The company, N. M. & F. Plum, developed into one of the largest trading houses in the Danish provinces.[1]

Politics[edit]

Bruun chaired Assens Town Council from 1839 to 1857. He was elected for Roskilde Provincial Assembly in 1835–48 as a representative of the smaller market towns in Odense County, although he was absent at the 1844 assembly, and was appointed for the 1848 Danish Constituent Assembly by the king.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bruun married Hanne Antonie Jacobine Christiane Plum (17 February 1798 - 19 January 1878), a daughter of parish priest, and later bishop, Frederik Plum (1760–1834) and Marie Sophia Munk (1765–1829), on 6 June 1818 in Odense.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "H.B. Bruun" (in Danish). Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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