Joachim Godske Moltke

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Joachim Godske von Moltke
Joachim Godske Moltke.jpg
Privy Councillor of Denmark
PredecessorFredrik Julius Kaas
SuccessorErnst Heinrich von Schimmelmann
Born25 July 1746
Marienborg Manor, Møn
Died5 October 1818
Spouse(s)Georgine von Buchwald
FatherAdam Gottlob Moltke
MotherChristiane Frederikke von Brüggemann

Joachim Godske von Moltke (25 July 1746 – 5 October 1818) was the Privy Council of Denmark from 1814 to 1818. He was also father of Prime Minister Adam Wilhelm Moltke[1] and the son of Danish diplomat Adam Gottlob Moltke.[2]

Early life[edit]

Joachim Godske Moltke was born on 25 July 1746. He was the son of Danish diplomat Adam Gottlob Moltke (1710–1792), the influential Lord Steward and companion of Frederick V of Denmark,[1] and Christiane Frederikke von Brüggemann (1712–1760), the daughter of Godske Hans von Brügmann, til Østergaard og Ulriksholm and Margrethe Wilhelmine von Hausmann.[3] Between his two wives, his father was said to have had 22 sons, five of whom became cabinet ministers, four who became ambassadors, two who became generals, and all of whom went into public service.[4]


Moltke served as Prime Minister of Denmark from 1814 until 14 August 1818.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Moltke was married to Georgine von Buchwald (1759-1808), the daughter of Caspar von Buchwald and Sophie Charlotte von Hahn. Together, they were the parents of:

Moltke died on 5 October 1818.


  1. ^ a b c d "Adam Wilhelm, Count Moltke". Retrieved 2011-09-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Joachim Godske Moltke". Den Store Danske. Retrieved 2011-09-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Maribo" (in Danish). Dansk Center for Byhistorie. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lehmann-haupt, Christopher (21 December 1995). "BOOKS OF THE TIMES; That Name Keeps Cropping Up in German History". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Fredrik Julius Kaas
Privy Councillor of Denmark
1814 - 1818
Succeeded by
Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelmann