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Poul Abraham Lehn

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Name  Poul Lehn
Died  1804
Poul Abraham Lehn

Poul Abraham Lehn (9 October 1732–24 October 1804), Baron of Lehn and Baron of Guldborgland, was a feudal baron of the Danish and Norwegian nobility and one of the greatest landowners of his time in Denmark.

His father was Abraham Lehn (1701–1757), an estate owner and collector of books and art. In 1731, Abraham Lehn and his brother Johan Lehn were ennobled; this made Poul Abraham Lehn noble as well when he was born in 1732. In 1780 and 1784, based on his family estates, Lehn was made feudal baron of the Barony of Lehn and of the Barony of Guldborgland, respectively.

On 22 May 1761, he married Erica Christine de Cicignon (1744–1796), daughter of Johan Frederik de Cicignon (1701–1765). They had the following children:

  1. Johan Lehn (1763–1766)
  2. Sophie Amalie Lehn, Baroness of Lehn and of Guldborgland (1764–1834), ∞ Hans Rantzau (1764–1808), who adopted the name Rantzau-Lehn and inherited the baronies; issue
  3. Margrethe Krabbe Lehn, Baroness of Lehn and of Guldborgland (1766–1789), ∞ Hartvig Gottfried von Barner (1763–1811); issue
  4. Erica Christine Lehn, Baroness of Lehn and of Guldborgland (1771–1804)
  5. Elisabeth Catharina Lehn, Baroness of Lehn and of Guldborgland (1772–1802), ∞ (1) Caspar Hermann von Krogh of Soholt; no issue; (2) Frederik Julian Christian von Bertouch (1764–1831); issue, who adopted the name Bertouch-Lehn and was made Baron of Sonderkarle
  6. Johanne Frederikke Lehn, Baroness of Lehn and of Guldborgland (1775–1805)


  • Holm, Edvard: Poul Abraham Lehn, p. ? in Bricka, C.F. (ed.): Dansk Biografisk Lexikon Copenhagen: Gyldendal 1887–1905.
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    Poul Abraham Lehn Wikipedia

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