List of Danish monarchs: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Did you know ...


More interesting facts on List of Danish monarchs

Include this on your site/blog:

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Royal Banner of the Kings of Denmark (circa 1300s).
Denmark

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Denmark


2001 · 2005 · 2007

See also


Other countries · Atlas
Politics portal

This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and Queens regnant of Denmark. This includes:

  • The Kingdom of Denmark (up to 1397)
  • The Kalmar Union (1397–1536)
    • Union of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1397–1523)
    • Union of Denmark and Norway (1523–1536)
  • The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway (1536–1814)
  • The Kingdom of Denmark (1814 to present)
    • Iceland (since the union between Denmark and Norway in 1380. Independent in a personal union with Denmark 1918–1944. A sovereign republic since 1944.)
    • Greenland (since the union between Denmark and Norway in 1380. Effective Danish control began in 1721. Integrated into the Danish realm in 1953. Internal home rule introduced 1979. Self-determination assumed in 2009.)
    • Faroe Islands (since the union between Denmark and Norway in 1380. County of Denmark 1816–1948. Internal home rule introduced 1948.)

The house of Oldenburg held the Danish Crown between 1448 and 1863, when it passed to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, a cadet branch of the same house, descended from King Christian III of Denmark. The kingdom had been elective (although the eldest son or brother of the previous king was usually elected) until 1660, when it became hereditary and absolutist. Until 1864 Denmark was also united in a personal union with the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.

Danish name forms are given in parenthesis.

Contents

List of Danish monarchs

Advertisements

8th–10th century kings

  • Sons of Gudfred: 814–820s

Viking Age/medieval kings

# Picture Name King from King until
1 Gorm-the-old.jpg Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle) 934/36? 958
2 Harald Blaatand.jpg Harald I Bluetooth (Harald Blåtand) 958 986/87
3 Sweyn.jpg Sweyn I Forkbeard (Svend Tveskæg) 986/87 February 3, 1014
4 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Harald II 1014 1018
5 CanuteGreat.JPG Cnut the Great (Knud den Store or Knud II) 1018 November 12, 1035
6 CoinHarthacnut.jpg Harthacnut (Hardeknud or Knud III) 1035 June 8, 1042
7 Magnus-the-good.jpg Magnus the Good (Magnus den Gode) 1042 October 25, 1047
8 Svend estridsen.jpg Sweyn II Estridson (Svend Estridsen) 1047 April 28, 1074
9 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Harald III (Harald Hén) April 28, 1074 April 17, 1080
10 Knud den hellige.jpg Canute IV the Saint (Knud den Hellige) April 17, 1080 July 10, 1086
11 Oluf hunger.jpg Olaf I (Oluf Hunger) July 10, 1086 August 18, 1095
12 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Eric I the Good (Erik Ejegod) August 18, 1095 July 10, 1103
13 Kong niels.jpg Niels 1104 June 4, 1134
14 Erik emune.jpg Eric II (Erik Emune) June 4, 1134 July 18, 1137
15 Erik lam.jpg Eric III (Erik Lam) July 18, 1137 August 8, 1146
16–18 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Sweyn III (Svend Grathe),
Canute V (Knud V), and
Valdemar I the Great (Valdemar den Store)
1146
1146
1154
October 23, 1157
August 9, 1157
(1182)
18 Valdemar den Store.jpg Valdemar I the Great (Valdemar den Store) (1154)
October 23, 1157
May 12, 1182
19 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Canute VI (Knud VI) 1182 November 12, 1202
20 Valdemar sejr.jpg Valdemar II the Victorious (Valdemar Sejr) November 12, 1202 March 28, 1241
21 Erik d4 Plovpenning.jpg Eric IV (Erik IV Plovpenning) March 28, 1241 August 10, 1250
22 Kong abel.jpg Abel November 1, 1250 June 29, 1252
23 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Christopher I (Christoffer I) December 25, 1252 May 29, 1259
24 Erik Glipping.jpg Eric V (Erik Klipping) May 29, 1259 November 22, 1286
25 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Eric VI (Erik Menved) November 22, 1286 November 13, 1319
26 Christoffer den Andens segl (bagside).png Christopher II (Christoffer II) January 25, 1320 1326
27 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Valdemar III 1326 1329
- Christoffer den Andens segl (bagside).png Christopher II (Christoffer II)
(2nd time)
1329 August 2, 1332
- Denmark crown.jpg (no king) (Interregnum) 1332 1340
28 Valdemar atterdag dk.jpg Valdemar IV (Valdemar Atterdag) April 22, 1340 October 24, 1375
29 Coat of arms of Denmark.svg Olaf II (Oluf II) October 24, 1375 August 23, 1387
30 Margrete 1.jpg Margaret I (Margrete I) (October 24, 1375)
August 23, 1387
June 17, 1397
(October 28, 1412)
31 Eryk I Pomorski Darłowo.jpg Eric VII of Pomerania (Erik af Pommern) June 17, 1397
(October 28, 1412)
1439
32 Christopher of Bavaria.jpg Christopher III of Bavaria (Christoffer af Bayern) April 9, 1440 January 6, 1448

House of Oldenburg

# Picture Name King from King until
33 Christian1dk.jpg Christian I September 28, 1448 May 21, 1481
34 John of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.jpg John (Hans) May 21, 1481 February 20, 1513
35 ChristianIIb.jpg Christian II February 20, 1513 April 13, 1523
36 Frederik1dk.jpg Frederick I April 13, 1523 April 10, 1533
- Denmark crown.jpg (Interregnum) 1533 1534
37 Christian III of Denmark.jpg Christian III July 4, 1534 January 1, 1559
38 Frederik 2.jpg Frederick II January 1, 1559 April 4, 1588
39 Kristian IV av Danmark, malning av Pieter Isaacsz 1611-1616.jpg Christian IV April 4, 1588 February 28, 1648
40 Frederik 3.jpg Frederick III February 28, 1648 February 9, 1670
41 Christian V of Denmark.jpg Christian V February 9, 1670 August 25, 1699
42 Frederik 4.jpg Frederick IV August 25, 1699 October 12, 1730
43 Christianvi.jpg Christian VI October 12, 1730 August 6, 1746
44 Portrait King Frederik V by Pilo.jpg Frederick V August 6, 1746 January 14, 1766
45 Christianviidenmark.jpg Christian VII January 14, 1766 March 13, 1808
46 Fiedrichvidenmark.jpg Frederick VI (April 14, 1784)
March 13, 1808
December 3, 1839
47 Christianviiidenmark.jpg Christian VIII December 3, 1839 January 20, 1848
48 Friedrichviidenmark.jpg Frederick VII January 20, 1848 November 15, 1863

House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

# Picture Name Monarch from Monarch until
49 Christian IX of Denmark.jpg Christian IX November 15, 1863 January 29, 1906
50 Frederik VIII.jpg Frederick VIII January 29, 1906 May 14, 1912
51 Christian X of Denmark.jpg Christian X May 14, 1912 April 20, 1947
52 Frederick IX of Denmark.jpg Frederick IX April 20, 1947 January 14, 1972
53 Queen Magrethe sep 7 2005.png Margrethe II January 14, 1972 Reigning

See also


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message