Jungkenn, Friedrich Christian Arnold

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Jungkenn, Friedrich Christian Arnold

JUNGKENN, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN ARNOLD. (1732–1806). Also known as Baron von Münzer von Mohrenstamm. Minister of State for Hesse-Kassel, 1780–1789. Born into a very old family of the lesser German nobility, he entered a Prussian infantry regiment commanded by a cousin, and was an ensign at the age of 21. After a brilliant military career in the Prussian and Hessian services, he reached the rank of major general, and in 1779 was a member of the council of the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, who for some time had been bargaining with the British on the matter of furnishing soldiers for service in America. In 1780 he succeeded Baron Martin Ernst von Schlieffen as minister of state (which included the duties of minister of war). The next year he was commissioned as a lieutenant general.

SEE ALSO Hessians.


Von Jungkenn Papers. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Clements Library, University of Michigan.

                       revised by Michael Bellesiles