Danish History

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 167

  • 0870-12-31 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
  • 0871-01-04 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex defeated by Danish invasion army
  • 0871-01-08 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred (the Great) beat invading Danish army
  • 0871-01-22 Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex
  • 0871-03-22 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
  • 1002-11-13 English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers
  • 1016-11-30 Cnut the Great (Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'
  • 1157-10-23 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
  • 1219-06-15 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark

Victory in battleDannebrog - The World's Oldest National Flag

1219-06-15 Dannebrog is the flag of Denmark and the oldest national flag in the world. According to legend, it fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes' luck.

  • 1340-04-01 Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
  • 1360-07-27 Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby, Gotland
  • 1367-11-19 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
  • 1370-05-24 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
  • 1397-06-17 Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway
  • 1397-06-30 Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
  • 1440-04-09 Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1448-09-28 Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
  • 1471-10-10 Battle of Brunkeberg: Swedish regent Sten Sture defeats forces led by Danish King Christian I
  • 1513-01-20 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king
  • 1520-01-18 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
  • 1520-11-04 Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden
  • 1520-11-08 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1520-11-09 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
  • 1523-01-20 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
  • 1523-05-01 Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
  • 1534-07-04 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
  • 1536-10-20 King Christian III of Denmark & Norway leads reform in Catholic possessions
  • 1537-09-02 King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"
  • 1538-04-09 Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union

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1544-05-23 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1564-05-30 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
  • 1570-12-13 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

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1575-02-11 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1576-08-08 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution
  • 1582-12-15 Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
  • 1588-04-04 Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark
  • 1590-05-17 Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
  • 1613-01-20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • 1626-08-27 Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
  • 1628-04-29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • 1629-05-22 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck
  • 1634-10-11 Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany
  • 1645-08-13 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro
  • 1654-09-25 England & Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 1658-03-08 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
  • 1659-11-25 Michiel de Ruyter conquers Danish city Nyborg
  • 1660-05-27 Denmark & Sweden sign The Treaty Of Copenhagen, ends Second Northern War
  • 1660-10-13 Denmark king Frederik III makes coup
  • 1666-10-25 Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • 1673-07-11 Netherlands & Denmark sign defense treaty
  • 1676-06-01 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)
  • 1676-06-11 Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
  • 1676-12-03 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • 1676-12-04 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
  • 1699-11-22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
  • 1700-02-12 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1700-02-19 Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
  • 1700-08-08 Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 1700-08-18 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • 1710-02-28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • 1716-07-08 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force
  • 1720-06-09 Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-07-03 Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty
  • 1727-04-06 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
  • 1730-10-12 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark
  • 1741-08-20 Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition
  • 1780-01-03 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
  • 1780-07-09 Denmark declares neutrality
  • 1792-05-16 Denmark abolishes slave trade
  • 1794-03-27 Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact

BattleBattle of Interest

1801-04-02 Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1807-09-02 The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814-01-14 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
  • 1814-05-17 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (National Day)
  • 1822-05-30 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
  • 1822-06-16 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • 1822-06-18 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey & Peter Poyas arrested in SC
  • 1822-07-14 Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas

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1835-05-08 1st installment of Hans Christian Andersen "Fairy Tales" published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1844-11-23 Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
  • 1848-07-03 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
  • 1849-06-05 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1863-03-30 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg chosen as king George of Greece
  • 1864-02-01 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • 1864-05-09 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
  • 1894-01-01 Denmark adopts Mid-European time
  • 1901-01-24 Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917
  • 1902-04-18 Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
  • 1905-11-18 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
  • 1909-03-18 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
  • 1911-03-19 1st International Women's Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.
  • 1912-12-21 Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
  • 1915-06-05 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
  • 1916-08-04 Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million
  • 1917-01-17 US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)
  • 1917-03-31 US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands
  • 1918-12-01 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
  • 1920-03-08 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 391

  • 1131-01-14 King Valdemar I of Denmark (d. 1182)
  • 1388-09-14 Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer
  • 1394-06-04 Philippa of England, queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
  • 1455-02-02 King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
  • 1456-06-23 Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)
  • 1461-12-25 Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)
  • 1471-09-07 Frederik I, king of Denmark/Norway (1523-33)
  • 1481-07-01 Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
  • 1487-08-27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • 1494-02-20 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
  • 1501-07-18 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
  • 1503-08-12 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
  • 1511-07-09 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1571)
  • 1534-07-01 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1546-12-14 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (Golden nose), born in Knudstrup, Denmark (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1557-09-04 Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1561-01-06 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
  • 1562-10-04 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)
  • 1575-06-26 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
  • 1577-04-12 Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
  • 1585-02-12 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, born in Malmö, Denmark (modern Sweden) (d. 1629)
  • 1587-01-08 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
  • 1588-05-13 Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  • 1598-11-28 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1609-03-18 Frederick III, King of Denmark & Norway (1648-70); absolutist
  • 1616-10-20 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)
  • 1617-01-06 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • 1622-12-16 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
  • 1625-08-13 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
  • 1628-03-24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • 1629-05-08 Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
  • 1631-07-15 Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
  • 1635-08-24 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (d. 1699)
  • 1638-01-10 Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
  • 1640-04-01 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • 1644-09-25 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
  • 1646-04-15 King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1650-04-27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1714)
  • 1653-04-02 Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
  • 1667-08-28 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
  • 1671-10-11 Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730)
  • 1679-05-14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer
  • 1684-12-03 Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
  • 1693-04-16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
  • 1694-06-20 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe
  • 1694-09-07 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (d. 1763)
  • 1699-11-30 Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway
  • 1700-11-28 Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770)
  • 1701-06-22 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 1706-03-04 Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
  • 1710-11-10 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (d. 1792)
  • 1712-05-13 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
  • 1723-03-31 Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66)
  • 1730-03-11 Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
  • 1736-09-16 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
  • 1743-07-03 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1745-01-07 Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)
  • 1745-06-08 Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1749-01-29 King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • 1751-07-11 Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
  • 1754-05-20 Hans Gram, Danish-born American composer (d. 1804)
  • 1757-11-15 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)
  • 1758-08-24 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)
  • 1758-11-16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1760-12-18 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
  • 1764-02-15 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
  • 1767-10-28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1768-01-28 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
  • 1769-04-03 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat (d. 1835)
  • 1770-11-19 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1777-08-14 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist and chemist (View of Chemical Law), born in Rudkøbing, Denmark (d. 1851)

Physicist/Chemist Hans Oersted
Physicist/Chemist
Hans Oersted
  • 1778-12-21 Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860)
  • 1779-11-14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1783-09-08 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1787-12-22 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
  • 1788-12-29 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, born in Copenhagen
  • 1789-05-28 Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
  • 1790-05-12 [Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer
  • 1792-01-14 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (d. 1865)
  • 1794-07-26 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, born in Husum, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1795-12-08 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1800-12-04 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)

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1805-04-02 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • 1808-10-06 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63)
  • 1809-02-07 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
  • 1810-01-03 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • 1810-12-24 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • 1811-11-24 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1812-12-22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1813-05-05 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • 1817-02-22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1817-09-07 Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark (d. 1898)
  • 1817-12-08 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1818-04-08 Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
  • 1820-02-02 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1821-03-14 Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist
  • 1829-03-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)

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1830-07-10 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French painter (Impressionism), born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) (d. 1903)

  • 1834-05-23 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1837-04-21 Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politician/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)

Famous Weddings

  • 1683-07-28 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
  • 1863-03-10 Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel

HeartWedding of Interest

1912-08-01 Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1914-01-14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • 1934-11-29 Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
  • 1935-05-24 Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX)
  • 1964-09-18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
  • 2004-05-14 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (35), eldest son of Margrethe II of Denmark and heir apprent, marries Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (32), at Copenhagen Cathedral

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 222

  • 1014-02-03 Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of Denmark, Norway and England (1013-14), dies
  • 1014-02-03 King Sweyn [Sweyn Forkbeard] I of Denmark and England (born cira 960)
  • 1035-11-12 Cnut (Canute) "The Great", King of Denmark. England, Norway and parts of Sweden. Reigned 1016-1035.
  • 1042-06-08 Harthacnut/Harthacanute, King of Denmark and England (b. 1018) Lambeth
  • 1047-10-25 Magnus I Godhi, king of Norway/Denmark (1035-47), dies
  • 1080-04-17 King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)
  • 1086-07-10 Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
  • 1103-07-10 Erik I Ejegod, the good hearted, King of Denmark (1095-1103), dies
  • 1134-06-25 King Niels of Denmark (1104-1134), dies at 68 or 69
  • 1137-09-18 Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
  • 1250-08-09 King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
  • 1250-08-10 Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1252-06-29 King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1259-05-28 Christoffel I, King of Denmark, dies
  • 1259-05-29 King Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
  • 1286-08-22 Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1286-11-22 Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)
  • 1319-11-13 Erik VI Menved, king of Denmark (1286-1319), dies
  • 1375-10-24 King Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)
  • 1387-08-03 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies
  • 1412-10-28 Margaret I of Denmark, wife of Haakon VI of Norway (b. 1353)
  • 1448-01-06 Christopher III, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1481-05-21 Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1526-01-19 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
  • 1533-04-10 Frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1554-01-16 Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
  • 1559-01-01 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59), dies
  • 1560-01-03 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • 1570-12-05 Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
  • 1581-07-11 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1588-04-04 Frederik II, King of Denmark/Norway (1559-88), dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1601-10-24 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1619-03-02 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish king Frederik II, dies at 44
  • 1629-07-13 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, dies at 44
  • 1647-10-08 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
  • 1648-02-21 Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
  • 1654-08-31 Ole Worm, Danish physician (b. 1588)
  • 1656-04-24 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
  • 1667-11-12 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (b. 1598)
  • 1670-02-09 Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • 1670-02-09 King Frederick III of Denmark (1648-70), dies at 60
  • 1673-10-13 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  • 1675-11-05 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52
  • 1680-12-04 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1686-11-25 Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)
  • 1697-01-26 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)
  • 1697-04-08 Niels Juel, Danish admiral (b. 1629)
  • 1698-11-04 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
  • 1699-03-12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1699-08-25 King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  • 1703-10-14 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)
  • 1708-10-28 Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • 1710-09-19 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (b. 1644)
  • 1730-10-12 Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730), dies
  • 1746-08-06 Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
  • 1751-12-19 Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
  • 1754-01-28 Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
  • 1754-06-07 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • 1764-04-14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 1764-06-03 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1766-01-13 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1766-01-14 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • 1772-02-18 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
  • 1772-04-28 Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737)
  • 1783-04-11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • 1784-12-26 Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54
  • 1792-09-25 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)
  • 1807-08-15 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70
  • 1808-03-03 Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish Entomologist, dies at 63
  • 1808-03-13 King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
  • 1809-06-04 Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard, Danish painter/architect, dies at 65
  • 1818-03-25 Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (b. 1745)
  • 1822-07-02 Denmark Vesey, & 5 aides hanged at Blake's Landing, Charleston, SC
  • 1826-10-03 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1830-04-22 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary/historian, dies at 69
  • 1830-12-09 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (b. 1757)
  • 1831-07-21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 1832-03-12 Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau, German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • 1832-11-14 Rasmus Rask, Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • 1835-03-18 Christian Gunther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat (b. 1769)
  • 1839-12-03 Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71
  • 1841-04-30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
  • 1844-03-24 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • 1848-01-20 Christian VIII of Denmark (b. 1786)
  • 1848-11-10 Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (b. 1786)
  • 1850-01-20 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)

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1851-03-09 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

Physicist/Chemist Hans Oersted
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Hans Oersted
  • 1855-11-11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
  • 1859-07-20 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
  • 1862-02-24 Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • 1863-11-15 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (childless), dies
  • 1865-05-21 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish Archaeologist, created Stone, Bronze, Iron age system, dies at 76
  • 1865-09-16 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • 1865-12-14 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794)
  • 1872-03-04 Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
  • 1872-09-02 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1873-03-25 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 1874-03-28 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (b. 1795)

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1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1885-04-30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38