• Born year: 1609
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1666-09-23
Hannibal Sehested (governor)

Hannibal Sehested (1609 – 23 September 1666) was a Danish statesman and son-in-law of King Christian IV. He served as Governor-general of Norway from 1642 to 165I where he fought the Hannibal war against Sweden and implemented many reforms. After a fall from grace leading to his resignation as Governor-general in 1651, he regained trust from Frederick III in 1660 and negotiated the Treaty of Copenhagen and worked as lord treasurer and councilor of state until his death in 1666.