Carl friherre von und zu Mansbach, Generalløytnant (1790 - 1867)

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Birthplace: Fredrikshald, Halden, Ostfold, Norway
Death: Died
Occupation: Kabinetskammerherre, Generalløytnant, Norsk-Svensk minister og Friherre.
Managed by: Lars Andreas Faye - Røed
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About Carl friherre von und zu Mansbach, Generalløytnant

Carl friherre von und zu Mansbach, (1790-1867) Generalløytnant

He was a Hessian-Norwegian military officer and diplomat. He led the Norwegian Military Academy from 1822 to 1828, and later commanded Bergenhus Fortress and Fredriksten Fortress, reaching the rank of lieutenant general. His later career was spent as a Swedish-Norwegian diplomat.

Early life

He was born at Fredrikshald as a son of military officer Johann Friedrich von und zu Mansbach (1744–1803) and Isabella von Oldenburg (1769–1855). He spent his childhood in Denmark, and in December 1803 he became a corporal in the Infantry Regiment of Schleswig. He was promoted to second lieutenant in 1805. From January 1808 he served in the Royal Life Guards, and in March 1811 he became premier lieutenant.

In May 1812 in Fredrikshald he married his first cousin, Anna Sophia Maria Anker (1793–1860). Their daughter Eleonora Mansbach (1825–1869) married judge and politician Otto Joachim Løvenskiold in August 1845, and thus became the stepmother of Herman Severin Løvenskiold and Carl Otto Løvenskiold.

Career in Norway

From 1814, when Norway won independence, Mansbach served Norway—his country of birth. He became a member of the General Staff, and was promoted to captain on 22 May 1814. After a hiatus between October 1814 and January 1815, he became major in September 1815 and lieutenant colonel in September 1821. He served as leader of the Norwegian Military Academy from August 1822 to June 1828. He advanced to colonel in July 1823, major general in June 1828 and lieutenant general in January 1839. He was the commander of Bergenhus Fortress from 1828 to 1838, and then commander at Fredriksten Fortress.

On 30 December 1847, Mansbach became a diplomat, as he was assigned as Swedish-Norwegian ambassador to The Hague. From 1851 to 1855 he was stationed in Vienna, and from 1855 to 1858 in Berlin and Dresden. In 1858 he retired to his family manor in Mansbach, Hesse, where he died in July 1867.

Sources

  • English Wikipedia: Carl von und zu Mansbach
  • Census 1801 Fredrikshald (Halden): Carl v. Mansbach
  • Kiærland, Lars (1940). "Mansbach, Carl von und zu". In Brøgger, A. W.; Jansen, Einar: Norsk biografisk leksikon. 9 (1st ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 67.
  • Gjerløw, Olaf (1938). "Løvenskiold, Otto Joachim". In Brøgger, A. W.; Jansen, Einar: Norsk biografisk leksikon. 8 (1st ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 597–600.

Parish register

  • Birth and baptism records 1790, Østfold county, Halden, Parish register (official) nr. I 1 (1758-1791), page 448-449: Carl von Mansbach - 26 Mar 1790 - Halden
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Carl friherre von und zu Mansbach, Generalløytnant's Timeline

1790
March 26, 1790
Halden, Ostfold, Norway
April 23, 1790
Halden, Ostfold, Norway
1813
August 15, 1813
Age 23
1816
November 17, 1816
Age 26
Oslo, Norge
1818
1818
Age 27
Oslo, Norway
1820
August 26, 1820
Age 30
1825
July 15, 1825
Age 35
Christiania, Norge
1825
Age 34
1867
July 17, 1867
Age 77
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