Person:Gerrit Schimmelpenninck (2)

Gerrit graaf Schimmelpenninck, Heer van Nijenhuis en Peckdam
m. 26 Aug 1788
  1. Catharina Schimmelpenninck1790 - 1842
  2. Gerrit graaf Schimmelpenninck, Heer van Nijenhuis en Peckdam1794 - 1863
m. 29 Sep 1815
m. 3 Sep 1855
Facts and Events
Name Gerrit graaf Schimmelpenninck, Heer van Nijenhuis en Peckdam
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Feb 1794 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Marriage 29 Sep 1815 Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlandsto Henriette Euphemia Johanna Stulen
Marriage 28 May 1819 Wijhe, Overijssel, Nederlandcivil
to Freiin Johanna Philippina Frederica Carolina Constantia von Knobelsdorff
Marriage 3 Sep 1855 Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlandsto Jkvr. Louise Charlotte Jeannette van Schuylenburch
Death? 4 Oct 1863 Arnhem, Gelderland, Nederland
Reference Number? Q682310?


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Gerrit, Count Schimmelpenninck (25 February 1794 – 4 October 1863) was a Dutch businessman and statesman, whose views ranged from liberal to conservative. He was the son of Grand Pensionary Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck and a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.

After other functions, among which chief of the Nederlandsche Handelmaatschappij, he became head of secretary in Saint Petersburg and later in London.

The primary reason of William II to get him to the Netherlands and have him be appointed as Prime Minister of the Netherlands was to keep Thorbecke out of the Council of Ministers. In March 1848 he became Chairman of the Council of Ministers, holding the ministerial offices of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance. His proposal to design a Constitution following British model, which would imply that the Senate could not be dissolved by the King, was rejected by the other ministers. He tendered his resignation on 14 May 1848.

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