Schumacher, Peder, Count Griffenfeld

Schumacher, Peder, Count Griffenfeld:

see Griffenfeld, Peder Schumacher, CountGriffenfeld, Peder Schumacher, Count
, 1635–99, Danish politician. The son of a merchant, he became (1665) secretary to Frederick III. In 1665 Griffenfeld drew up the Kongelov [king's law], which established an absolute monarchy in Denmark.
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