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  • Kaj Frandsen Lykke, til Gisselfeld, Rantzauholm, Hellerup, Rødkilde, Brendegaard og (1625 - bef.1699)
    Andetsteds oplyses at han er død i Bramming SognFrom the Copenhagen Post: Romance, gossip and a mock execution that fooled the Queen - January 07, 1999 - Volume 2, Issue 01By Cathy ConlonKing Frederik ...
  • Frands Lykke, til Overgaard, Kokkedal, Hevringholm, Nielstrup og Rugaard (c.1590 - 1655)
    Lykke, Frands, o.1591-1655, til Overgaard, Søn af ndfr. nævnte Henrik L. til Overgaard. Den 5 aarige Udenlandsrejse (1606-11), der afsluttede hans Uddannelse og med længere Ophold i Leipzig, Strasburg ...
  • Karen Fransdatter Banner (1559 - 1616)
    Gisselfeld: ejer af Gisselfeld*
  • Mette Olufsdatter Rosenkrantz (1533 - 1588)
    Olufsdatter RosenkrantzBESIDDELSER: Vestervallø gift 2g. med Rigshofmester Peder Oxe _________________ Mette Rosenkrantz (ca. 1533 - 1588) ca. 1533-88, godsejer.*ca. 1533, †2.4.1588 på Skarhult, ...
  • Dorothea Mogensdatter Krag (1675 - 1754)
    1675-1754, grevinde, generalpostmester.*27.9.1675, †10.10.1754 på Gisselfeld, Bråby sg.Forældre: oberst ◊Mogens K. (1625-76) og Helvig von der Kuhla (†1676).~11.4.1694 med gehejmestatsminister, lensbar...

isselfeld, a former monastery, is Denmark's fifth-largest estate. Located between Haslev and Næstved, it extends into several municipalities but the main building is located in Braaby Parish in Faxe Municipality. The estate measures 3,850 hectares, including Hesede, Edelesminde, Brødebæk and Gødstrupgård, of which 2,400 hectares is forest. The three-storeyed Renaissance-style building has stepped gables, loopholes and a projecting tower over the main gate. The grounds include a moat, a well-kept park, lake, waterfall, gardens, greenhouse, and a fountain. A recent addition in its forest is a 45 meter tall hyperboloid tower.

Gisselfeld is first mentioned at the end of the 14th century when the owner was Bo Falk. At that time, there was a small manor situated some 2 km northwest of the site of today's main building. It stood next to an older fort, possibly the now demolished Valgestrup. Today's estate was founded by Peder Oxe til Nielstrup who built the manor from 1547 to 1575. It originally consisted of four interconnected red-brick wings, three storeys high with thick outer walls, a number of loopholes and large stepped gables. A protruding gate tower stands at the centre of the left wing. The fourth wing, now demolished, housed a chapel.

After Peder Oxe's death, his widow Mette Rosenkrantz til Vallø became the owner of the estate. After her death in 1588, her niece Karen Banner inherited Gisselfeld. She married Henrik Lykke til Overgaard whose family ran the estate until Kai Lykke was executed and relieved of all his rights in 1661. After a short period of ownership by the Crown, in 1670 the property was presented to Count Hans Schack as a reward for the part he played in the Swedish wars. In 1688, his son Otto Diderik sold the estate to Adam Levin Knuth whose family maintained ownership until 1699 when Christian V's illegitimate son took it over. As a result of his will, on his death in 1703 the manor should have become a convent but this did not happen until the death of his widow Dorothea Krag in 1754 extinguished her dower rights. Since 1755, under the name of Danneskiold-Samsøe his descendants have run the estate as "Gisselfeld Adelige Jomfrukloster I Sjælland" (Gisselfeld Convent in Zealand for Virgins of Noble Birth). The 11th in line, Helene Danneskiold-Samsøe, has run Gisselfeld since 2010.


  • (1381–1411) Bo Falk
  • (1411–1431) Peder Falk
  • (1431–1450) Eskild Falk
  • (1450) Ida Falk, gift Gjøe (Gøye)
  • (1450–1506) Eskild Gjøe (Gøye)
  • (1506–1526) Henrik Gjøe (Gøye)
  • (1526–1537) Johan Oxe
  • (1537–1545) Torben Oxe
  • (1545–1575) Peder Oxe
  • (1575–1588) Mette Rosenkrantz, gift Oxe
  • (1588) Karen Banner, gift Lykke
  • (1588–1619) Christian Lykke
  • (1619–1655) Frands Lykke
  • (1655–1661) Kai Lykke
  • (1661–1670) The Crown
  • (1670) Hans Schack
  • (1670) Ditlev von Rumohr
  • (1670–1682) Hans lensgreve Schack
  • (1682–1688) Otto Diderik lensgreve Schack
  • (1688–1689) Sophie Dorothea Marschall, gift Schack
  • (1689–1699) Adam Levin greve Knuth
  • (1699–1703) Christian Gyldenløve, Count of Samsøe
  • (1703–1754) Dorothea Krag gift (1) Juel (2) Gyldenløve (3) von Ahlefeldt
  • (1754–1755) Dorothea Krags dødsbo
  • (1755-) Gisselfeld Adelige Jomfrukloster i Sjælland

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