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This article presents a list of the heads of government in Denmark since 1699. The office itself is described fully in the article Prime Minister of Denmark.

The Danish Monarch is the head of state. Each head of government has been the leader of one or more cabinets (for the complete list, see Cabinet of Denmark).

Denmark's current Prime Minister is Lars Løkke Rasmussen representing the Liberal party Venstre. Lars Løkke Rasmussen took office on April 5, 2009, taking over the position Anders Fogh Rasmussen, also from Venstre, acquired in 2001.

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Name of the office

From approximately 1699 to 1730, the highest ranking non-monarchial government official was titled the Grand Chancellor. From 1730 to the enactment of Denmark's constitutional monarchy in 1848, this office was titled Minister of State of Denmark. From 1848 to 1856, starting with Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Denmark's head of government officially had the title of Prime Minister (Premierminister). From 1856 to 1918 the title was Council President (Konseilspræsident). Since 21 April 1918, the title has officially been State Minister (Statsminister). Internationally, the position is however referred to as Prime Minister. This includes the English version of the PM's webpage. In this list, the English title is used.

List of Grand Chancellors (1699-1730)

From To Grand Chancellors
1699 21 July 1708 Conrad von Reventlow
1708 1721 Christian Christophersen Sehested
1721 17 October 1730 Ulrik Adolf

List of Ministers of State (1730-1848)

From To Ministers of State
17 October 1730 12 May 1735 Ivar Eriksen Rosencrantz
12 May 1735 29 January 1763 Johan Ludvig[1]
1751 13 September 1770 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff
13 September 1770 17 January 1772 Johann Friedrich Struensee
January 1772 1784 Ove Høegh-Guldberg
1784 21 June 1797 Andreas Peter Bernstorff
22 June 1797 1810 Christian Günther von Bernstorff
1810 1814 Frederik, greve Moltke
1814 1814 Fredrik Julius Kaas
1814 24 August 1818 Joachim Godske
1818 1824 Heinrich Ernst
1824 1842 Otto Joachim
1842 22 March 1848 Poul Christian Stemann

List of Prime Ministers (1848-1856)

From To Prime Minister
22 March 1848 27 January 1852 Adam Wilhelm Moltke
27 January 1852 21 April 1853 Christian Albrecht Bluhme
21 April 1853 12 December 1854 Anders Sandøe Ørsted
12 December 1854 18 October 1856 Peter Georg Bang

List of Council Presidents (1856-1918)

From To Council President
18 October 1856 13 May 1857 Carl Christoffer Georg Andræ
13 May 1857 2 December 1859 Carl Christian Hall
2 December 1859 8 February 1860 †[2] Carl Edvard Rotwitt
24 February 1860 31 December 1863 Carl Christian Hall
31 December 1863 11 July 1864 Ditlev Gothard Monrad
11 July 1864 6 November 1865 Christian Albrecht Bluhme
6 November 1865 28 May 1870 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs
28 May 1870 14 July 1874 Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
14 July 1874 11 June 1875 Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
11 June 1875 7 August 1894 Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup (Højre)
7 August 1894 23 May 1897 Tage Reedtz-Thott (Højre)
23 May 1897 27 April 1900 Hugo Egmont Hørring (Højre)
27 April 1900 24 July 1901 Hannibal Sehested (Højre)
24 July 1901 14 January 1905 Johan Henrik Deuntzer (Venstre Reform Party)
14 January 1905 12 October 1908 Jens Christian Christensen (Venstre Reform Party)
12 October 1908 16 August 1909 Niels Neergaard (Venstre Reform Party)
16 August 1909 28 October 1909 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg (Venstre Reform Party)
28 October 1909 5 July 1910 Carl Theodor Zahle (Danish Social Liberal Party)
5 July 1910 21 June 1913 Klaus Berntsen (Venstre)
21 June 1913 20 April 1918 Carl Theodor Zahle (Danish Social Liberal Party)

List of Ministers of State (1918-present)

From To Minister of State (Prime Minister)
21 April 1918 30 March 1920 Carl Theodor Zahle (Danish Social Liberal Party)
30 March 1920 5 April 1920 Otto Liebe (no party)
5 April 1920 5 May 1920 Michael Pedersen Friis (no party)
5 May 1920 23 April 1924 Niels Neergaard (Venstre)
23 April 1924 14 December 1926 Thorvald Stauning (Social Democrat)
14 December 1926 30 April 1929 Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (Venstre)
30 April 1929 3 May 1942 †[3] Thorvald Stauning (Social Democrat)
4 May 1942 9 November 1942 Vilhelm Buhl (Social Democrat)
9 November 1942 29 August 1943[4] Erik Scavenius (no party)
29 August 1943[4] 5 May 1945 No Danish government. Office
is assumed by the permanent secretary.
5 May 1945 7 November 1945 Vilhelm Buhl (Social Democrat)
7 November 1945 13 November 1947 Knud Kristensen (Venstre)
13 November 1947 30 October1950 Hans Hedtoft (Social Democrat)
30 October 1950 30 September 1953 Erik Eriksen (Venstre)
30 September 1953 29 January 1955 †[5] Hans Hedtoft (Social Democrat)
1 February 1955 19 February 1960 †[6] Hans Christian Hansen (Social Democrat)
21 February 1960 3 September 1962 Viggo Kampmann (Social Democrat)
3 September 1962 2 February 1968 Jens Otto Krag (Social Democrat)
2 February 1968 11 October 1971 Hilmar Baunsgaard (Danish Social Liberal Party)
11 October 1971 5 October 1972 Jens Otto Krag (Social Democrat)
5 October 1972 19 December 1973 Anker Jørgensen (Social Democrat)
19 December 1973 13 February 1975 Poul Hartling (Venstre)
13 February 1975 10 September 1982 Anker Jørgensen (Social Democrat)
10 September 1982 25 January 1993 Poul Schlüter (Conservative)
25 January 1993 27 November 2001 Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (Social Democrat)
27 November 2001 5 April 2009 Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Venstre)
5 April 2009 Incumbent Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Venstre)

Notes

  1. ^ Different authorities provide contradictory accounts as to whether the period of Ludvig's occupation of the office in fact overlapped with that of his successor.
  2. ^ Carl Edvard Rotwitt died in office. Carl Frederik Blixen-Finecke was Acting Prime Minister 8 February 1860–24 February 1860.
  3. ^ Thorvald Stauning died in office. His successor was appointed the following day.
  4. ^ a b On 29 August 1943, the Danish government resigned, refusing to grant further concessions to Nazi Germany. All government operations were assumed by the permanent secretaries of the individual departments, and this arrangement lasted until the Liberation of Denmark on 5 May 1945. Since King Christian X never accepted the resignation of the government, it existed de jure until a new cabinet was formed on 5 May 1945.
  5. ^ Hans Hedtoft died in office. His successor was appointed three days later.
  6. ^ Hans Christian Hansen died in office. His successor was appointed two days later.

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