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Fredrik von Essen

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Succeeded by  Erik Gustaf Bostrom
Name  Fredrik Essen
Monarch  Oscar II of Sweden
Role  Politician

Preceded by  Gillis Bildt
Died  1921, Stockholm, Sweden
Succeeded by  Ludvig Douglas
Party  Protectionist Party
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Prime Minister  Gillis Bildt Gustaf Akerhielm Erik Gustaf Bostrom
Preceded by  Claes Gustaf Adolf Tamm

Baron Fredrik von Essen (1831–1921) was a Swedish politician, friherre, Marshal of the Realm and lord of Kavlås Castle. He was born 30 July 1831 in Hömb parish, Skaraborg County and died 3 October 1921 in Stockholm at age 90.

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Von Essen was member of the House of knights and nobility in the Riksdag of the Estates 1862–1863 and 1865–1866, and member of the Riksdag's first chamber 1867–1874 and 1877–1906. He became finance minister in 1888, serving under Prime Minister Gillis Bildt and Gustaf Åkerhielm (1889–1891) and Erik Gustaf Boström until 1894. In 1894 he was appointed Marshal of the Realm by King Oscar II and served until 1911. He was chairman of the Executive Committee for the Swedish Iron-Clad Fellowship.

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Family

Fredrik von Essen was the son of major general Fredrik Ulrik von Essen and Anna Sofia Gyllenhaal, and a second cousin of Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal, ancestor of the American branch of the Gyllenhaal family and great grandfather of Jake Gyllenhaal. He married Ebba Aurora Brahe (1838–1924), daughter of Count Nils Fredrik Brahe (1812–1850) and Countess Hedvig Elisabet Maria Amalia Piper, at Skokloster Castle 14 July 1859. Their children were Anna Elisabet (born 1860), Ebba Margareta (born 1866) och Carl Magnus (born 1873).

Honours

Swedish decorations

  •  Sweden: Knight of the Order of the Seraphim
  •  Sweden: Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword
  •  Sweden: Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star
  •  Sweden: Grand Cross of the Order of Vasa
  • Foreign decorations

  •  Russian Empire: Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
  •  Prussia: Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle
  •  Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant
  •  Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
  •  France: Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor
  •  Belgium: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold
  •  Great Britain: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  •  Norway: Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav
  • References

    Fredrik von Essen Wikipedia


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