Johann Friedrich Struensee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johann Friedrich Struensee

De facto regent of Denmark

Date of Birth: 05-Aug-1737

Place of Birth: Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Date of Death: 28-Apr-1772

Profession: physician, politician

Nationality: Denmark

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Johann Friedrich Struensee

  • Johann Friedrich, Greve Struensee (5 August 1737 – 28 April 1772) was a German doctor.
  • He became royal physician to the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark and a minister in the Danish government.
  • He rose in power to a position of "de facto" regent of the country, where he tried to carry out widespread reforms.
  • His affair with Queen Caroline Matilda ("Caroline Mathilde") caused a scandal, especially after the birth of a daughter, Princess Louise Augusta, and was the catalyst for the intrigues and power play that caused his downfall and dramatic death.

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