|Birth: ||May 17, 1784|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1854|
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: Jan. 26, 2015
Thank you for you compassion to others, Peter. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven. (Those two trees with yellow leaves near your mausoleum are so beautiful...)|
Added: Jul. 11, 2012
I light a candle for Peter von Scholten ...|
Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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