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 Peter von Scholten

Peter von Scholten

Birth
Viborg, Viborg Kommune, Midtjylland, Denmark
Death 26 Jan 1854 (aged 69)
Altona-Altstadt, Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 8737 · View Source
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Was first the Harbor Master of St. Thomas and later Governor General of the Danish West Indies. On St. Croix on July 3rd, 1848 Governor General Peter Von Scholten declared the emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies. The United States later bought the islands in 1917 for $25 million (US-VI), as part of its military defense strategy, to prevent the islands from becoming a German sub base.


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  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8737
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter von Scholten (17 May 1784–26 Jan 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8737, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .