Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs

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Christian Emil
Council President of Denmark
In office
6 November 1865 28 May 1870
Monarch Christian IX
Preceded by Christian Albrecht Bluhme
Succeeded by Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
Personal details
Born(1817-12-08)8 December 1817
Frijsenborg , Denmark [1]
Died12 October 1896(1896-10-12) (aged 78)
Boller, East Jutland, Denmark
Political party Højre

Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs (8 December 1817 – 12 October 1896) was a Danish nobleman and politician. He was Council President of Denmark [1] from 1865 to 1870 as the leader of the Frijs Cabinet.



Frijs graduated from Sorø Academy in 1835, thereby achieving his studentereksamen. He went on to study law, graduating cand.jur. in 1842. [1]

Being the wealthiest large squire of Denmark [1] and personally honoured by his peasants Frijs played a role in politics from the 1850s. During the internal debate about a new constitution after the 1864-war he was appointed prime minister in 1865 inaugurating the rule of the conservative party Højre that lasted until 1901 His cabinet was expected to widen the influence also of the farmers disappointed by the issuing of the conservative 1866-constitution but was besides marked by a beginning reclaiming of the moors and by railroad-founding. After his retreat in 1870 he led the negotiations with the French preventing a Danish participation in the Franco-Prussian War. He left politics 1880.

His son Count Mogens Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs (1849–1923) was an outstanding liberal-conservative politician whose work anticipated the making of the modern conservative party.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Albrecht Bluhme
Council President of Denmark
6 November 1865 – 28 May 1870
Succeeded by
Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
Preceded by
Christian Albrecht Bluhme
Foreign Minister of Denmark
6 November 1865 – 28 May 1870
Succeeded by
Otto Rosenørn-Lehn