List of Minister for Finance (Denmark)

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This is a list of Finance Ministers of Denmark since 1848. Denmark's first unified Finance Ministry was established in that year.[1]

List of Finance ministers (1848-present)[edit]

Minister for Finance under Frederick VII (1848–1863)[edit]

No. Portrait Minister for Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Adam Wilhelm Moltke
Moltke, AdamAdam Wilhelm Moltke
(1785–1864)
22 March 184816 November 1848239 daysIndependentMoltke I
2
Wilhelm Sponneck
Sponneck, WilhelmWilhelm Sponneck
(1815–1888)
16 November 184812 December 18546 years, 26 daysIndependentMoltke IIIIIIV
Bluhme I
Ørsted
3
Carl Christoffer Georg Andræ
Andræ, CarlCarl Christoffer Georg Andræ
(1812–1893)
12 December 185410 July 18583 years, 210 daysBondevennerneBang
Andræ
Hall I
4
Andreas Frederik Krieger
Krieger, Andreas FrederikAndreas Frederik Krieger
(1817–1893)
10 July 18586 May 1859300 daysNational LiberalHall I
5
Carl Emil Fenger [da]
Fenger, CarlCarl Emil Fenger [da]
(1814–1884)
6 May 18592 December 1859210 daysIndependentHall I
6
Regnar Westenholz [da]
Westenholz, RegnarRegnar Westenholz [da]
(1815–1866)
2 December 185924 February 186084 daysIndependentRotwitt
(5)
Carl Emil Fenger [da]
Fenger, CarlCarl Emil Fenger [da]
(1814–1884)
24 February 186031 December 18633 years, 310 daysIndependentHall II

Minister for Finance under Christian IX (1863–1906)[edit]

No. Portrait Minister for Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
7
Ditlev Gothard Monrad
Monrad, Ditlev GothardDitlev Gothard Monrad
(1811–1887)
31 December 186311 July 1864193 daysNational LiberalMonrad
8
Christian Nathan David [da]
David, ChristianChristian Nathan David [da]
(1793–1874)
11 July 18646 November 18651 year, 148 daysIndependentBluhme II
9
Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
Fonnesbech, Christen AndreasChristen Andreas Fonnesbech
(1817–1880)
6 November 186528 May 18704 years, 203 daysIndependentFrijs
(5)
Carl Emil Fenger [da]
Fenger, CarlCarl Emil Fenger [da]
(1814–1884)
28 May 187025 March 18721 year, 302 daysIndependentHolstein-Holsteinborg
(4)
Andreas Frederik Krieger
Krieger, Andreas FrederikAndreas Frederik Krieger
(1817–1893)
1 July 187220 June 18741 year, 354 daysNational LiberalHolstein-Holsteinborg
(9)
Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
Fonnesbech, Christen AndreasChristen Andreas Fonnesbech
(1817–1880)
14 July 187411 June 1875332 daysIndependentFonnesbech
10
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
Estrup, JacobJacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
(1825–1913)
11 June 18757 August 189419 years, 57 daysNational Landowners
Højre
Estrup
11
Christian Lüttichau [da]
Lüttichau, ChristianChristian Lüttichau [da]
(1832–1915)
7 August 189423 May 18972 years, 289 daysHøjreReedtz-Thott
12
Hugo Egmont Hørring
Hørring, Hugo EgmontHugo Egmont Hørring
(1842–1909)
23 May 189727 April 19002 years, 339 daysHøjreHørring
13
William Scharling [da]
Scharling, WilliamWilliam Scharling [da]
(1837–1911)
27 April 190024 July 19011 year, 88 daysHøjreSehested
14
Christopher Hage [da]
Hage, ChristopherChristopher Hage [da]
(1848–1930)
24 July 190114 January 19053 years, 174 daysVenstre ReformDeuntzer
15
Vilhelm Lassen [da]
Lassen, VilhelmVilhelm Lassen [da]
(1861–1908)
[1]
14 January 19054 June 1908 †5 years, 337 daysVenstre ReformChristensen I
Jens Christian Christensen
Christensen, Jens ChristianJens Christian Christensen
(1856–1930)
Acting
4 June 190824 July 190850 daysVenstre ReformChristensen I

Minister for Finance under Frederik VIII (1906–1912)[edit]

No. Portrait Minister for Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
16
Niels Neergaard
Neergaard, NielsNiels Neergaard
(1854–1936)
24 July 190812 October 190880 daysVenstre ReformChristensen II
17
Charles Brun
Brun, CharlesCharles Brun
(1866–1919)
12 October 190816 August 1909308 daysVenstre ReformNeergaard I
(16)
Niels Neergaard
Neergaard, NielsNiels Neergaard
(1854–1936)
16 August 190928 October 190973 daysVenstre ReformHolstein-Ledreborg
18
Edvard Brandes
Brandes, EdvardEdvard Brandes
(1847–1931)
28 October 19095 July 191073 daysSocial LiberalsZahle I
(16)
Niels Neergaard
Neergaard, NielsNiels Neergaard
(1854–1936)
5 July 191021 June 19132 years, 351 daysVenstreBerntsen

Minister for Finance under Christian X (1912–1947)[edit]

No. Portrait Minister for Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
(18)
Edvard Brandes
Brandes, EdvardEdvard Brandes
(1847–1931)
21 June 191330 March 19206 years, 283 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
19
Hans Peter Hjerl Hansen [da]
Hansen, HansHans Peter Hjerl Hansen [da]
(1870–1946)
30 March 19205 April 19206 daysIndependentLiebe
20
Michael Koefoed [da]
Koefoed, MichaelMichael Koefoed [da]
(1870–1946)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysIndependentFriis
(16)
Niels Neergaard
Neergaard, NielsNiels Neergaard
(1854–1936)
5 May 192023 April 19243 years, 354 daysVenstreNeergaard II
21
Carl Valdemar Bramsnæs [da]
Bramsnæs, CarlCarl Valdemar Bramsnæs [da]
(1879–1965)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
(16)
Niels Neergaard
Neergaard, NielsNiels Neergaard
(1854–1936)
14 December 192630 April 19292 years, 137 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
(21)
Carl Valdemar Bramsnæs [da]
Bramsnæs, CarlCarl Valdemar Bramsnæs [da]
(1879–1965)
30 April 192931 May 19334 years, 31 daysSocial DemocratsStauning II
22
Hans Peter Hansen [da]
Hansen, HansHans Peter Hansen [da]
(1872–1953)
31 May 193320 July 19374 years, 50 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IIIII
23
Vilhelm Buhl
Buhl, VilhelmVilhelm Buhl
(1881–1954)
20 July 193716 July 19424 years, 361 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IIIIVVVI
Buhl I
24
Alsing Andersen
Andersen, AlsingAlsing Andersen
(1893–1962)
16 July 19429 November 1942116 daysSocial DemocratsBuhl I
25
Kristian Hansen Kofoed [da]
Kofoed, KristianKristian Hansen Kofoed [da]
(1879–1951)
[2]
9 November 194229 August 1943293 daysSocial LiberalsScavenius
29 August 1943[2] – 5 May 1945
26
Hans Christian Hansen
Hansen, HansHans Christian Hansen
(1906–1960)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysSocial DemocratsBuhl II
27
Thorkil Kristensen
Kristensen, ThorkilThorkil Kristensen
(1899–1989)
7 November 194513 November 19472 years, 6 daysVenstreKristensen

Minister for Finance under Frederik IX (1947–1972)[edit]

No. Portrait Minister for Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
(26)
Hans Christian Hansen
Hansen, HansHans Christian Hansen
(1906–1960)
13 November 194716 September 19502 years, 307 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
28
Viggo Kampmann
Kampmann, ViggoViggo Kampmann
(1910–1976)
16 September 195030 October 195044 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
(27)
Thorkil Kristensen
Kristensen, ThorkilThorkil Kristensen
(1899–1989)
30 October 195030 September 19532 years, 335 daysVenstreEriksen
(28)
Viggo Kampmann
Kampmann, ViggoViggo Kampmann
(1910–1976)
30 September 195331 March 19606 years, 183 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
Hansen III
Kampmann I
29
Kjeld Philip
Philip, KjeldKjeld Philip
(1912–1989)
31 March 19607 September 19611 year, 160 daysSocial LiberalsKampmann III
30
Hans R. Knudsen [da]
Knudsen, HansHans R. Knudsen [da]
(1903–1962)
[3]
7 September 19614 November 1962 †1 year, 160 daysSocial DemocratsKampmann II
Krag I
31
Poul Hansen
Hansen, PoulPoul Hansen
(1913–1966)
15 November 196224 August 19652 years, 282 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
32
Henry Grünbaum [da]
Grünbaum, HenryHenry Grünbaum [da]
(1911–2006)
24 August 19652 February 19682 years, 162 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
33
Poul Møller
Møller, PoulPoul Møller
(1919–1997)
2 February 196817 March 19713 years, 43 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
34
Erik Ninn-Hansen
Ninn, ErikErik Ninn-Hansen
(1922–2014)
17 March 197111 October 1971208 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
(32)
Henry Grünbaum [da]
Grünbaum, HenryHenry Grünbaum [da]
(1911–2006)
11 October 197119 December 19732 years, 69 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I

Minister for Finance under Margrethe II (1972–present)[edit]

From To Finance Minister Party Years of living
19 December 1973 3 February 1975 Anders Andersen Venstre 1912-2006
3 February 1975 26 October 1979 Knud Heinesen Social Democrat b. 1932
26 October 1979 30 December 1981 Svend Jakobsen Social Democrat b. 1935
30 December 1981 10 September 1982 Knud Heinesen Social Democrat b. 1932
10 September 1982 23 July 1984 Henning Christophersen Venstre b. 1939
23 July 1984 31 October 1989 Palle Simonsen Conservative b. 1933
31 October 1989 25 January 1993 Henning Dyremose Conservative b. 1945
25 January 1993 21 December 2000 Mogens Lykketoft Social Democrat b. 1946
21 December 2000 27 November 2001 Pia Gjellerup Social Democrat b. 1959
27 November 2001 23 November 2007 Thor Pedersen Venstre b. 1945
23 November 2007 7 April 2009 Lars Løkke Rasmussen Venstre b. 1964
7 April 2009 3 October 2011 Claus Hjort Frederiksen Venstre b. 1947
3 October 2011 28 June 2015 Bjarne Corydon Social Democrat b. 1973
28 June 2015 28 November 2016 Claus Hjort Frederiksen Venstre b. 1947
28 November 2016 27 June 2019 Kristian Jensen Venstre b. 1971
27 June 2019 Incumbent Nicolai Wammen[4] Social Democrat b. 1971

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vilhelm Lassen died in office on 4 June 1908. A successor was not appointed until 24 July.
  2. ^ a b On 29 August 1943, the Danish government resigned, refusing to grant further concessions to Nazi Germany. All government operations were assumed by the permanent secretaries of the individual departments, and this arrangement lasted until the Liberation of Denmark on 5 May 1945. Since King Christian X never accepted the resignation of the government, it existed de jure until a new cabinet was formed on 5 May 1945.
  3. ^ Hans R. Knudsen died in office on 4 November 1962. A successor was not appointed until 15 November.
  4. ^ Müller, Thea Deleuran (27 June 2019). "Danmarks nye regering er nu på plads: Se hele Mette Frederiksens ministerhold her". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 29 June 2019.

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