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Frederik II of Denmark-Norway
Birth: Jul. 1, 1534
Death: Apr. 4, 1588

Danish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark and Norway from 1559 to 1588. Born at Haderslevhus Castle as the eldest son of king Christian III and queen Dorothea von Sachsen-Lauenburg. Frederik II was, as most of the Oldenburg-kings, more interested in bodily than spiritual "virtues". Among other things he never learned to write the danish language correctly. He was an extrovert person, much unlike his religious father. He was an extravagant monarch with a luxorious lifestyle. He built beautifull palaces - Kronborg Castle in Elsinore and Frederiksborg Palace in Hilleroed. He fought the nordic "Seven-years war" with Sweden 1563-1570. The war ended unsolved. Nevertheless his reign is considered a happy period in Danish history. 1572 he married his cousin Sophie von Mecklenburg with whom he had 7 children. When he died, the minister Anders S. Vedel revealed in his sermon, that the death of the king was the result of his excessive consumption of alcohol.  (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sophie Von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1557 - 1631)
 
 Children:
  Elisabeth von Dšnemark (1573 - 1626)*
   Anne of Denmark (1574 - 1619)*
  Ulrik Johann of Denmark (1578 - 1624)*
  Hedwig von Dšnemark (1581 - 1641)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde
Sjślland, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Sep 17, 2004
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