Person:Christian V of Denmark (1)

Facts and Events
Name Christian V of Denmark
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Apr 1646 Flensburg, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Preußen, Germany
Marriage to Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Sophie Amalie Moth
Death[1] 25 Aug 1699 København, København, Denmark
Reference Number? Q157793?

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Christian V (15 April 1646 25 August 1699) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699.

Well-regarded by the common people, he was the first king anointed at Frederiksborg Castle chapel as absolute monarch since the decree that institutionalized the supremacy of the king in Denmark-Norway. Christian fortified the absolutist system against the aristocracy by accelerating his father's practice of allowing both Holstein nobles and Danish and Norwegian commoners into state service.

As king, he wanted to show his power as absolute monarch through architecture, and dreamed of a Danish Versailles. He was the first to use the 1671 Throne Chair of Denmark, partly made for this purpose. His motto was: Pietate et Justitia (With piety and justice).

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