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Wilhelm Christian Benecke von Gröditzberg

Wilhelm Christian Benecke von Gröditzberg

Wilhelm Christian Benecke von Gröditzberg
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Was Financial professional Banker
From Germany
Field Finance
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1779, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg, Germany
Death 4 June 1860 (aged 80 years)
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Biography

Wilhelm Christian Benecke von Gröditzberg (12 December 1779 - 4 June 1860), né Wilhelm Christian Benecke, was a German banker, merchant, estate owner and art collector. He was ennobled in 1829 as Benecke von Gröditzberg, after he had bought the fief Gröditzberg including a baroque palace and medieval Castle Gröditzberg (now: Grodziec) in Silesia.

Wilhelm Christian Benecke was born in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. In partnership with Norwegian industrialist, Benjamin Wegner, he bought Blaafarveværket at Åmot in Modum in Buskerud, Norway during 1822. The mining and industrial company Blaafarveværket had been founded in 1773 to extract cobalt from the mines at Modum, Norway .

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