Governor of the Virgin Islands.
Trained as a merchant; clerked for his uncle in Kjøbenhavn. Sent to Danish West Indies to manage family plantations (1768). Member of government council and legal council of St. Croix (1771). Interim governor (1773). Vice- governor (1781). Governor general, with rank of major-general (1785).
Son of Reverend Jacob S. and Margrethe Sabine (f. Neye) Schimmelmann of Gross- Luckow. Married Henriette Cathrine Schäffer f. Lexmond (1775). Ennobled (1780).