Monday, December 20, 2010

A Statesman

Carl Christian Hall was Council President of Denmark and Foreign Minister in one of the more tubulent periods in the 1800's, the time between the two wars between Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein in 1847-1850 and 1864 He tried to keep the German influence out of the area but ultimately failed, Schleswig-Holstein went to Prussia under Bismarck after the defeat in 1864. The statue of him is found in the park Søndermarken in Copenhagen.