Person:Christian IV of Denmark (1)

Christian IV of Denmark
b.12 Apr 1577
d.28 Feb 1648
  1. Christian , Prince-Elect of Denmark1603 - 1647
  2. Frederick III of Denmark1609 - 1670
  3. Ulrik , of Denmark1611 - 1633
  • HChristian IV of Denmark1577 - 1648
  • WVibeke Kruse - 1648
  1. Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve1630 - 1658
  1. Christian Ulrik Gyldenløve1611 - 1640
  1. Hans Ulrik Gyldenløve1615 - 1645
Facts and Events
Name Christian IV of Denmark
Gender Male
Birth[1] 12 Apr 1577
Death[1] 28 Feb 1648

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Christian IV (; 12 April 1577 – 28 February 1648), sometimes colloquially referred to as 'Christian Firtal' in Denmark and 'Christian Kvart' or 'Quart' in Norway, was a monarch of the House of Oldenburg who ruled as King of Denmark-Norway from 1588 to 1648. His reign of more than 59 years is the longest of all Danish monarchs.

Christian began his personal rule of Denmark in 1596 at the age of 19. He is frequently remembered as one of the most popular, ambitious, and proactive Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. However, his personal obsession with witchcraft led to the public execution of some of his innocent subjects, leading to the greatest number of deaths in Denmark during the Burning Times. He renamed the Norwegian capital Oslo as Christiania after himself, a name used until 1925.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Christian IV of Denmark, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Christian IV Oldenburg, King of Denmark, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.