Niels Neergaard

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Niels Neergaard
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Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
12 October 1908 – 16 August 1909
Monarch Frederick VIII
Preceded by Jens Christian Christensen
Succeeded by Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg
In office
5 May 1920 – 23 April 1924
Monarch Christian X
Preceded by Michael Pedersen Friis
Succeeded by Thorvald Stauning
Personal details
Born (1854-06-27)27 June 1854
Ugilt, Hjørring
Died 2 September 1936(1936-09-02) (aged 82)
Copenhagen
Political party Moderate Venstre, Venstre

Niels Thomasius Neergaard (27 June 1854 – 2 September 1936) was a Danish historian and political figure, a member of the Liberal Moderate Venstre and since 1910 of Venstre. He served as Council President of Denmark between 1908 and 1909 as head of the Cabinet of Neergaard I and as both Prime minister of Denmark and Finance Minister from 5 May 1920 to 23 April 1924, leading the Cabinet of Neergaard II and III. His last cabinet office was as Finance Minister (14 December 1926 – 30 April 1929).

Neergaard's greatest challenges as a politician were as prime minister and finance minister after the Easter Crisis of 1920, organizing the return of South Jutland to Danish rule and having to deal with the economic crisis brought on by World War I.[1] He also had a significant influence on the content of the Constitution of 1915.[1]

Neergaard's largest work as a historian, Under junigrundloven (1892-1916), is still considered the primary work on Danish politics 1848-66.[1] In addition to his political activities and work as a historian he also dealt with journalism, and in 1884 he founded a cultural and literary magazine, Tilskueren.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Skou, Kaare R. (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (Danish). Aschehoug, pp. 491-92. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.
  2. ^ Peter Brooker; Sascha Bru; Andrew Thacker; Christian Weikop (19 May 2013). The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Europe 1880 - 1940. Oxford University Press. p. 622. ISBN 978-0-19-965958-6. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Vilhelm Lassen
Finance Minister of Denmark
24 July 1908 – 12 October 1908
Succeeded by
Charles Brun
Preceded by
Jens Christian Christensen
Council President of Denmark
12 October 1908 – 16 August 1909
Succeeded by
Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg
Preceded by
Jens Christian Christensen
Defence Minister of Denmark
12 October 1908 – 16 August 1909
Succeeded by
Jens Christian Christensen
Preceded by
Charles Brun
Finance Minister of Denmark
16 August 1909 – 28 October 1909
Succeeded by
Edvard Brandes
Preceded by
Edvard Brandes
Finance Minister of Denmark
5 July 1910 – 21 June 1913
Succeeded by
Edvard Brandes
Preceded by
Michael Pedersen Friis
Prime Minister of Denmark
5 May 1920 – 23 April 1924
Succeeded by
Thorvald Stauning
Preceded by
A.M. Koefoed
Finance Minister of Denmark
5 May 1920 – 23 April 1924
Succeeded by
Carl Valdemar Bramsnæs
Preceded by
Carl Valdemar Bramsnæs
Finance Minister of Denmark
14 December 1926 – 30 April 1929
Succeeded by
Carl Valdemar Bramsnæs