Monrad, Ditler Gothard

Monrad, Ditler Gothard a Danish prelate of note, was born at Copenhagen November 24, 111. In 1836 he passed his theological examinations, and was two years later honored by the title of D.D. In 1846 he was called to the pastorate of Vester Ulsler, in the diocese of Laaland. Having taken a prominent position in the national party, he was made chaplain March 24, 1848, but occupied the position only until the following November, when he retired, together with most of his colleagues. He continued to take an active part in political affairs until 1850, when he was created bishop of Laaland-Falster, and later figured as a cabinet officer until 1864. After the unsuccessful termination of the war against Prussia he migrated to New Zealand, where he died in 1874. He published valuable papers on the Organization of Schools in many large Protestant Cities (1844), besides which he issued mainly "Political Pamphlets" (1839-42). See Vapereau, Dictionnaire Universel des Contemporains, s.v.

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