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Carl Neergaard

Carl Neergaard Danish agronomist

Danish agronomist
Carl Neergaard
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Intro Danish agronomist
Was Agronomist
From Denmark
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 21 June 1851
Death 30 January 1901 (aged 49 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

Carl (de) Neergaard (2 March 1800 – 2 August 1850) was a Danish landowner and politician. He was the owner of Gunderslevholm and Kastrup on central Zealand. He was a member of the 1848 Danish Constituent Assembly.

Early life

Neergaard was born on 2 March 1800 at Ringsted Abbey, the second son of Peter Johansen Neergaard (1769-1835) and Elisabeth J. Von Mourier (1778-1813). He graduated from Roskilde Cathedral School in 1819.

Landowner and local politician

Neergaard began his career as a farmer as manager of Fuglsang and Priorskov manors on Lolland under the guidance of Johan Ditlev Friderichsen. In 1826-30 , he was the owner of Nørlund and Torstedlund.

Neergaard received Gunderslevholm and Kastrupgaard on central Zealand when his father distributed his estates between his three surviving sons in 1835, He was also given the extensive woodland areas that had until then belonged to the Antvorskov and Gyldenholm estates after his father. Jens Banzon Hee Andersen worked with cattle breeding for him at Gunderslevholm. Neergaard was active in a number of agricultural organisations, including Landhusholdningsselskabet. He was in 1833 a co-founder of Sorø Amts Landøkonomiske Selskab and served first as its vice president and from 1845 its president. He was a member of a Sorø County Council from 1842.

National politics

Neergaard was a member of Roskilde Provincial Assembly in 1834-48 as a moderately Conservative representative of the estate owners. He was in opposition to J. C. Drewsen and Balthazar Christensen during the great agricultural debate of 1844.

He was also a member of the 1848 Danish Constituent Assembly (representing Slagelse). He was a member of the Agricultural Commission (landbokommissionen) of 1849 and was elected for the first Landsting in the 2nd Constituency (North Zealand).

Personal life

Neergaard marriedElisabeth Arnoldine de Fine Mourier (1811-1883), a daughter of landowner Charles Adolph Denys Mourier (1776-1859) and Johanne Susanne Skibsted (1780-1864), on 26 October 1832 at Hindemae. The couple had no children.

Neergaard died on 2 August 1850 and was buruied in Gunderslev Cemetery. His eldest brother's children drew lots about his estates. Gunderslevholm went to Johan Thomas Oluf de Neergaard and Kastrup went to Charles Adolf Denis de Neergaard.

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http://denstoredanske.dk/Dansk_Biografisk_Leksikon/Landbrug,_skovbrug_og_gartneri/Godsejer/Carl_Neergaard
https://www.gravsted.dk/person.php?navn=carlneergaard
http://denstoredanske.dk/Dansk_Biografisk_Leksikon/Landbrug,_skovbrug_og_gartneri/Godsejer/Christoffer_G%C3%B8ye
https://finnholbek.dk/getperson.php?personID=I72878&tree=2
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