Steward of the Realm (Denmark)

Steward of the Realm (Denmark)

Steward of the Realm (Danish: Rigshofmester) was an office at the Royal Danish Court. With the coronation of Eric VII of Denmark it became an important office, taking over the role of the Seneschal (Danish: Drost) as the de facto prime minister of the country. Prior to that the Rigshofmester had merely been the administrative leader of the Royla Court. The office was abolished with the institution of Absolute monarchy in Denmark in 1660.[1]

Danish Stewards of the Realm

Year Steward of the Realm
1373 NN. Frentzel
1385 Degenhard Buggenhagen
1387 Bent Byg Grubbe
1397 Mikkel Rud
1400-1409 Jens Due
1412-1413 Anders Jacobsen Lunge
1414-1416 Jens Due
1417-1423 Anders Jacobsen Lunge
1424 Erik Segebodsen Krummedige
1429-1440 Albrecht Morer
1441-1442 Nielsen Gyldenstjerne
1445-1452 Otte Nielsen Rosenkrantz
1453-1456 Niels Eriksen Gyldenstjerne
1456-1480 Erik Ottesen Rosenkrantz
1482-1487 Strange Nielsen Strangesen Bild
1489-1502 Poul Laxmand
1513-1515 Niels Eriksen Rosenkrantz
1523-1544 Mogens Gøye
1567-1575 Peder Oxe
1596-1601 Christoffer Valkendorff
1632 Frands Rantzau
1641-51 Corfitz Ulfeldt
1651-60 Joachim Gersdorff


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