Danish History

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events

  • 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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

0871-01-08 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army

King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex Alfred the Great
King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex
Alfred the Great
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1016-11-30 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'

King of England, Denmark and Norway Cnut the Great
King of England, Denmark and Norway
Cnut the Great
  • 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

DenmarkDannebrog - 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
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According to legend the Dannebrog fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219
According to legend the Dannebrog fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219
  • 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 and Norway
  • 1397-06-30 Denmark, Norway and Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha

  • 1440-04-09 Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark (1440-48)
  • 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 and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarGregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1582-12-15 Spanish Netherlands, Denmark and Norway adopt the Gregorian calendar
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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name

  • 1588-04-04 Christian IV succeeds Frederick 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 Absolute monarchy instituted by decree in Denmark by King Frederik III
  • 1666-10-25 Brandenburg, Brunswick, Denmark and The Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • 1673-07-11 Netherlands & Denmark sign defense treaty

Battle of InterestBattle of Öland

1676-06-01 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)
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An allied Danish-Dutch fleet battles the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, off the east coast of Öland
An allied Danish-Dutch fleet battles the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, off the east coast of Öland
  • 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 and 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 traps and defeats Swedish force
  • 1720-06-09 Sweden and Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-07-03 Sweden and 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

DenmarkBattle of Copenhagen

1801-04-02 Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen
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Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1820-04-21 Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted is the first to identify electromagnetism, when he observes a compass needle

Physicist, Chemist Hans Christian Ørsted
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted
  • 1822-05-30 George Wilson and Joe LaRoche betray a planned slave revolt organized by Denmark Vesey in Charleston, South Carolina, confirming an earlier warning from Peter Prioleau. 35 Black people are later hanged. (date is approximate)
  • 1822-06-16 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • 1822-06-21 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina
  • 1822-07-14 Date planned for the slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina by Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas (plot already uncovered in June)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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 Second Schleswig War begins when Prussian and Austrian forces cross into Schleswig challenging Danish control
  • 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
  • 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 428

  • 1131-01-14 Valdemar I of Denmark, King of Denmark (1146–1182), born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (d. 1182)
  • 1388-09-14 Claudius Clavus, Danish cartographer, born in Salling, Island of Fünen
  • 1394-06-04 Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, born in Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire (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)
  • 1471-10-07 Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway (1523-33), born in Gottorp, Denmark (d. 1533)
  • 1481-07-01 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, born in Nyborg Castle, Denmark (d. 1559)
  • 1487-08-27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark, born in Berlin (d. 1514)
  • 1494-02-20 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
  • 1501-07-18 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark, born in Brussels (d. 1526)
  • 1503-08-12 Christian III, King of Denmark and Norway (1534-59), born in Gottorf Castle, Germany (d. 1559)
  • 1511-07-09 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Lauenburg Castle, Germany (d. 1571)
  • 1534-07-01 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88), born in Haderslevhus Castle, Haderslev, Denmark (d. 1588)

Person of interestTycho Brahe

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

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1557-09-04 Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1631)
  • 1561-01-06 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician, born in Flensburg, Germany (d. 1656)
  • 1562-10-04 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, born in Lomborg, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1647)
  • 1575-06-26 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Halle (Saale), Holy Roman Empire (d. 1612)
  • 1577-04-12 Christian IV of Denmark, King of Denmark and Norway (1588-1648), born in Frederiksborg Palace, 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, Danish astronomer (discovered sunspots), born in East Frisia, Germany (d. 1616)
  • 1588-05-13 Ole Worm, Danish physician, born in Aarhus, Denmark–Norway (d. 1654)
  • 1598-11-28 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman, born in Flensburg (d. 1667)
  • 1609-03-18 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), born in Haderslev, Denmark (d. 1670)
  • 1616-10-20 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)
  • 1617-01-06 Christoffer Gabel, Danish statesman, born in Glückstadt, Denmark (d. 1673)
  • 1622-12-16 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
  • 1625-08-13 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1698)
  • 1628-03-24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • 1629-05-08 Niels Juel, Danish-Norwegian admiral, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1697)
  • 1631-07-15 Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
  • 1635-08-24 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1638-01-10 Nicolas Steno, Danish scientist & bishop, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1686)
  • 1640-04-01 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • 1644-09-25 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)
  • 1646-04-15 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, born in Duborg Castle, Flensburg (d. 1699)
  • 1650-04-27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1653-04-02 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1708)
  • 1667-08-28 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1721)
  • 1671-10-11 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)
  • 1679-05-14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer
  • 1681-08-05 Vitus Bering, Danish explorer of Bering Strait and coast of Alaska, born in Horsens, Denmark (d. 1741)
  • 1684-12-03 Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg, founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, born in Bergen, Denmark-Norway (d. 1754)
  • 1686-06-05 Cristoph Raupach, composer, born in Tønder, Denmark (d. 1758)
  • 1693-04-16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), born in Clausholm Castle, Denmark (d. 1743)
  • 1694-06-20 Hans Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, born in Randerup, Denmark (d. 1764)
  • 1694-09-07 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (Minster of State, 1735-51) (d. 1763)
  • 1697-06-04 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • 1699-11-30 Christian VI, King of Denmark and Norway, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1746)
  • 1700-11-28 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), born in Castle Schonberg, Bavaria (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, born in Walkendorf, Germany (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 Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, born in Tetenbüll, Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1807)
  • 1743-07-03 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, born in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1813)
  • 1745-01-07 Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)
  • 1745-06-08 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, born in Vestby, Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1746-07-02 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, born in Husum, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1749-01-29 King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • 1751-07-11 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • 1754-05-20 Hans Gram, Danish-born American composer (d. 1804)
  • 1757-04-28 Claus Nielsen Schali, Danish violinist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
  • 1757-11-15 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (research work in malacology), born in Glückstadt, Holstein, Germany (d. 1830)
  • 1758-08-24 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1758-11-16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, born in Vordingborg, Denmark (d. 1841)
  • 1760-12-18 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
  • 1761-10-15 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, born in Wilster, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1764-02-15 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
  • 1767-10-28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Hanau, Hesse, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1768-01-28 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
  • 1769-04-03 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
  • 1770-11-19 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)

Person of interestHans Christian Ørsted

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

Physicist, Chemist Hans Christian Ørsted
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted
  • 1778-12-21 Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician, born in Rudkøbing, Denmark (d. 1860)
  • 1779-11-14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1782-10-11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1783-09-08 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, born in Udby, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1872)
  • 1786-09-11 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1786-09-18 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1787-11-22 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), born in Braendekilde, Denmark (d. 1832)
  • 1788-12-29 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish antiquarian (named the stone/iron/bronze ages), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1789-05-28 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange), born in Torkilstrup, Denmark (d. 1862)
  • 1790-05-12 [Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer
  • 1790-10-14 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1825)
  • 1792-01-14 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general, born in Helsingør, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1794-07-26 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, born in Husum, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1795-12-08 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer (Hansen hypothesis), born in Tønder, Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1874)
  • 1800-12-04 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1831)

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

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

  • 1806-08-21 Johannes Frederik Fröhlich, Danish violinist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1860)
  • 1808-10-06 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1863)
  • 1808-12-06 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1884)
  • 1809-02-07 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
  • 1810-01-03 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • 1810-05-02 Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1874)
  • 1810-10-23 William Leidesdorff, Mixed-race early Californian businessman, born in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies (d. 1848)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1683-07-28 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • 1863-03-10 Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1967-06-10 Margrethe II of Denmark (27) weds Prince Henrik of Denmark (32) at the Naval Church of Copenhagen in Denmark

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • 1995-11-18 Prince Joachim of Denmark (26) weds first wife Alexandra Christina Manley (31) at the Frederiksborg Palace Church in Denmark
  • 1999-07-09 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (33) weds architect and yachtsman Carlos Morales Quintana (28) at St. Sophia Cathedral in London, England
  • 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
  • 2008-05-24 Prince Joachim of Denmark (38) weds second wife Marie Cavallier (32) at Møgeltønder Church in Denmark
  • 2010-08-25 Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (40) weds Tatiana Blatnik (29) at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas on Spetses Island in Greece

Famous Divorces

  • 2005-04-08 Prince Joachim of Denmark (35) divorces Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra (40) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 270

  • 1014-02-03 Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of Denmark, Norway and England (1013-14), dies at around 54 (born cira 960)

Person of interestCnut the Great

1035-11-12 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden (1016-1035), dies around the age of 45

King of England, Denmark and Norway Cnut the Great
King of England, Denmark and Norway
Cnut the Great
  • 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)
  • 1259-05-29 Christopher I, King of Denmark (1252-59), dies at about 40 (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)
  • 1448-01-05 Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark (1440-48), Norway (1441-48) and Sweden (1442-48), dies suddenly at 31
  • 1481-05-21 Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1526-01-19 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark, dies at 24
  • 1533-04-10 Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1554-01-16 Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
  • 1559-01-01 Christian III, King of Denmark and Norway (1534-59), dies at 55
  • 1560-01-03 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • 1570-12-05 Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
  • 1571-10-07 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, dies at 60
  • 1581-07-11 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1588-04-04 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88), dies at 53

Person of interestTycho Brahe

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 and Queen Consort of James I of England, dies at 44
  • 1629-07-13 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, dies at 44
  • 1631-10-14 Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, dies at 74
  • 1647-10-08 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, dies at 85
  • 1648-02-28 Christian IV of Denmark, King of Denmark and Norway (1588-1648), dies at 70
  • 1654-08-31 Ole Worm, Danish physician, dies at 66
  • 1656-04-24 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
  • 1667-11-12 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman, dies at 68
  • 1670-02-09 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (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-Norwegian admiral, dies at 68
  • 1698-11-04 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, dies at 73
  • 1699-03-12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, dies at 63
  • 1699-08-25 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 53
  • 1703-10-14 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)
  • 1708-10-28 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, dies at 55
  • 1710-09-19 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, dies at 65
  • 1714-03-27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), dies at 63
  • 1730-10-12 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), dies at 59
  • 1741-12-19 Vitus Bering, Danish navigator and explorer (explored Bering Strait and Alaska coast), dies after being shipwrecked at 60
  • 1743-01-07 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), dies at 49
  • 1746-08-06 Christian VI, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 46
  • 1751-12-19 Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
  • 1754-01-28 Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg, founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, 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 Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, 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, German physician of Christian VII of Denmark, dies at 34
  • 1775-05-10 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, dies at 23
  • 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, dies at 81
  • 1807-08-15 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and 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
  • 1813-08-21 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, dies at 67
  • 1818-03-25 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, dies at 72
  • 1822-07-02 Denmark Vesey, American carpenter and ex-slave who planned an unsuccessful slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, hanged with 5 others at Blake's Landing, Charleston, South Carolina at about 55
  • 1825-02-16 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, dies at 34
  • 1825-12-30 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, dies at 64
  • 1826-10-03 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1830-04-22 Knud Lyne Rahbek, Danish literary historian, dies at 69
  • 1830-12-09 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (research work in malacology), dies at 73
  • 1831-07-21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 1832-02-15 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, dies at 85
  • 1832-03-12 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • 1832-11-14 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • 1835-03-18 Christian Gunther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1835-08-09 Claus Nielsen Schali, Danish violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • 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, dies at 82
  • 1844-03-24 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • 1848-01-20 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), dies of blood poisoning at 61
  • 1848-03-26 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), dies at 65
  • 1850-01-20 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)

Person of interestHans Christian Ørsted

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

Physicist, Chemist Hans Christian Ørsted
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted
  • 1855-11-11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, dies at 42
  • 1859-07-20 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
  • 1860-05-21 Johannes Frederik Fröhlich, Danish violinist and composer, dies at 53
  • 1862-02-24 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • 1863-11-15 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), dies at 55