Person:Christian III of Denmark (1)

Christian III of Denmark
b.12 AUG 1503 Gottorp
d.01 JAN 1559 Koldinghus
Facts and Events
Name Christian III of Denmark
Alt Name Christiaan 3 van Denemarken
Gender Male
Birth[1] 12 AUG 1503 Gottorp
Marriage 29 OCT 1525 Lauenburgto Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
Death[1] 01 JAN 1559 Koldinghus
Reference Number? Q154998?

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Christian III (12 August 1503 – 1 January 1559) reigned as king of Denmark and Norway from 1534 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Frederick I and Anna of Brandenburg.

Inspired by his tutors, who were devout Lutherans, Christian established Lutheranism as the state religion of his realms in a reformation. After being state religion for several centuries after Christian III, the Lutheran church now has the status of the "People's Church" in the Constitution of Denmark (1849). In Norway, Lutheranism remained the official state religion until a constitutional revision in 2012.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Christian III of Denmark, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Christian III 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.