Johan Heinrich Knuth

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Johan Heinrich Knuth

Johan Heinrich "Henrik" Knuth-Knuthenborg , liege count of Knuthenborg-Gyldensteen (born August 22, 1746 at Gyldensteen Castle, Norre Sandager, Odense , Denmark ; † July 12, 1802 ) was a Danish landowner, chamberlain and privy councilor .


Johan Heinrich Knuth came from the Mecklenburg- Danish noble family Knuth . His parents were the monastery administrator Eggert Christopher Knuth and his wife Marguerithe Knuth, née de Monteleone.

Count Knuth was feudal lord of the counties Knuthenborg and Gyldensteen. In 1772 he became chamberlain, in 1777 a white knight . From 1780 to 1783 he was ambassador to Dresden .

From 1790 to 1802 he was bailiff of the Faroe Islands , based in Copenhagen , and from 1796 to 1799 he was also bailiff of Roskilde and Zealand . From 1800 to 1802 he was bailiff of Copenhagen. Since Knuth died without male descendants, Knuth's property passed to his younger brother Frederik Knuth after his death .

Marriage and offspring

On February 26, 1772 Knuth married Konstantia Countess von Cosel (1756-1804) in Dresden. The marriage had five children:

  • Countess Constantia (Constance) Frederikke Henriette Knuth-Knuthenborg (born December 17, 1772 in Gyldensteen; † June 9, 1827 in Lübeck ), heiress of Gyldensteen, ⚭ Count Johan Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff (1767–1791), ⚭ Imperial Count Friedrich Carl August Alexander Heinrich Stolberg-Stolberg (1769–1805), ∞ Imperial Count Friedrich Carl Christian Rantzau (1769–1847)
  • Countess Isidora Margrethe Knuth-Knuthenborg (February 26, 1774; † 1845 in Dresden) ⚭ Count Johann Adolph vom Loss (1768-1852)
  • Count Eggert Christopher Knuth-Knuthenborg (September 24, 1775 - August 18, 1781)
  • Countess Frederikke Christiane Knuth-Knuthenborg (born July 15, 1777 in Gyldensteen, † 1861 in Odense ) ⚭ Knud Frederik Juel zu Juelsberg (1766–1847)
  • Countess Louise Charlotte Knuth-Knuthenborg (July 16, 1780; † April 11, 1860 in Moesgaard) ⚭ feudal baron Frederik Julius Christian Gyldenkrone zu Vilhelmsborg and Marselisborg (1765–1824)


Johan Heinrich Knuth
Count of Knuthenborg
Eggert Christopher Knuth
Count of Knuthenborg
Adam Christoph von Knuth
Count of Knuthenborg
Eckhard Christoph von Knuth,
Count of Knuth
Søster von Knuth , b. Lark
administrator of Knuthenborg
Ida Margrethe von Knuth Ditlev Reventlow
Lord to Höltenklinken
Magdalene Sibylla Reventlow
Countess von der Nath
Marguerithe Maurice Francoise Isidore Isidore Marquise Casado de Monteleone Antonio Casado
Margrave of Monteleone
Henning Reventlow
Lord of Hemmelmark and Ekernförde
Margarethe Reventlow
Marguérite Huguetan Casado, b. Countess of Gyldensten Jean Henri Huguetan
Count von Gyldensten
Susanne von Gyldensten, b. Testas

Web links


  • Det Kongelige Danske Selskab for Fœdrelandets Historie og Sprog (ed.): Magazin til den Danske Adels Historie , 1st volume, Copenhagen 1824.


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predecessor Office successor
Gregers Kristian von Haxthausen Bailiff of the Faroe Islands
1790 - 1802
Frederik von Hauch
Werner Jasper Andreas von Moltke Bailiff of Roskilde
1796 - 1799
Michael Treschow
Eggert Christopher Knuth Count of Knuthenborg
1776 - 1802
Frederik Knuth