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|General Description :||Frederik Adolph Holstein (October 18, 1784 at Waterneverstorf - May 21, 1836 at Holsteinborg Gods) was a Danish chamberlain, Count and philanthropist. His parents were Hinrich Holstein Holsteinborg and Friderica Rantzau.
Holstein, who was trained LLM., Took over in 1808 the county Holsteinborg and the same year married with Wilhelmine Juliane Reventlow. He founded in 1810 the first Danish savings bank, Holsteinsborg Saving Bank, however, was reserved for his own employees. He founded in 1809 a company for industry and handicraft, and in 1811 the first cattle insurance association. He was also committed to the modernization of the school system and financed the creation of more schools and home Hjortholm (Holstein Minde) for poor children.
Holstein also took part in the religious debate as an advocate for Bible societies and missions, which meant that he was also president of the Danish Mission Society. In 1835 he was chosen king deputy in Roskilde Estates of the Realm, where he was admitted to the introduction of local self-government, press freedom and the abolition of slavery. Already in 1814 he had also distinguished himself politically by drawing up a draft constitution for Norway.
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