Person:Christian IV of Denmark (1)

Christian IV of Denmark
b.12 Apr 1577
d.28 Feb 1648
  • HChristian IV of Denmark1577 - 1648
  • WVibeke Kruse - 1648
  1. Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve1630 - 1658
  2. Elisabeth Sophia Gyldenløve1654 -
  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
Marriage to Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
Marriage to Kirsten Munk
Marriage to Vibeke Kruse
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Kirsten Madsdatter
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Karen Andersdatter
Death[1] 28 Feb 1648
Reference Number? Q153586?

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Christian IV (12 April 1577 – 28 February 1648) was King of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Holstein and Schleswig from 1588 until his death in 1648. His reign of 59 years, 330 days is the longest of Danish monarchs and Scandinavian monarchies.

A member of the House of Oldenburg, Christian began his personal rule of Denmark in 1596 at the age of 19. He is remembered as one of the most popular, ambitious, and proactive Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. Christian IV obtained for his kingdom a level of stability and wealth that was virtually unmatched elsewhere in Europe. He engaged Denmark in numerous wars, most notably the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), which devastated much of Germany, undermined the Danish economy, and cost Denmark some of its conquered territories. He rebuilt and 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.