Otto Liebe

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Otto Liebe
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6th Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
30 March 1920 – 5 April 1920
Monarch Christian X
Preceded by Carl Theodor Zahle
Succeeded by Michael Pedersen Friis
Personal details
Born (1860-05-24)24 May 1860
Copenhagen
Died 21 March 1929(1929-03-21) (aged 68)
Copenhagen
Political party Not affiliated with any party

Carl Julius Otto Liebe (24 May 1860 – 21 March 1929) was Prime Minister of Denmark 30 March 1920 to 5 April 1920. His cabinet was called the Cabinet of Otto Liebe.

Otto Liebe was a lawyer and the son of a conservative politician. He was close to King Christian X and he disapproved the political course of the radical Zahle cabinet both its restrictions on business life and its attitude to the Schleswig question (see Easter Crisis of 1920).

Liebe was appointed Prime Minister after the king had dismissed Prime Minister Carl Theodor Zahle and his cabinet, because of dissatisfaction with the amount of land ceded to Denmark in the Schleswig Plebiscite. This use of power by the king, which was based in the Danish constitution, led to the Easter Crisis of 1920, and Otto Liebe was replaced by Michael Pedersen Friis after 5 days. The incident also led to a revision of the Danish constitution later in 1920.

Political offices
Preceded by
Carl Theodor Zahle
Prime Minister of Denmark
30 March 1920 – 5 April 1920
Succeeded by
Michael Pedersen Friis
Preceded by
Carl Theodor Zahle
Justice Minister of Denmark
30 March 1920 – 5 April 1920
Succeeded by
Kristian Sindballe