Famous Danish Emperors & Kings

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 1 Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035

 2 George I of Greece

George I of Greece
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Famous As: King of Greece (1863-1916)
Birthdate: December 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1913

George I of Greece reigned as the king of Greece from 1863 until his murder in 1913. During his reign of nearly 50 years, which is the longest in the history of modern Greece, George helped expand Greece's territory significantly. During his reign, Greece also became increasingly prosperous and attained a popular place on the European stage.

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 3 Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
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Famous As: Viking Warrior
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: 0891 AD
Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye was a legendary Danish king and Viking warrior who lived in the 9th century. Scandinavian records state he was the son of Viking Ragnar Lodbrok and Áslaug. Some histories also identify him with King Sigfred. He was played by David Lindström in the History Channel series Vikings.

 4 Christian IX of Denmark

Christian IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
Died: January 29, 1906

Christian IX of Denmark was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906, having claimed the throne following the death of King Frederick VII. During his early reign, the Danish saw defeat in the Second Schleswig War and lost several duchies. Recovering from a tumultuous start, he reigned over his nation for several years and was respected by his people.

 5 Harald Bluetooth

Harald Bluetooth
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD

 6 Haakon VII of Norway

Haakon VII of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway (1905-1957)
Birthdate: August 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: September 21, 1957
Haakon VII of Norway was the first king of Norway following its independence in 1905 and ruled through the two World Wars. He is remembered for his valor against the Germans in World War II, when he rejected an order of abdication and went into exile to England.

 7 Halfdan Ragnarsson

Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Scandinavia, Denmark
Died: 0877 AD
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 8 Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014

 9 Christian X

Christian X
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1912-1947)
Birthdate: September 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: April 20, 1947
Christian X was the first Danish royal to complete high school, although he took up military education after this, following the royal tradition. He showed his resistance to Germans when he went on horse rides regularly during the German occupation. He later became an invalid after falling from his horse.

 10 Frederick IX of Denmark

Frederick IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1947-1972)
Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1972

Frederick IX of Denmark reigned as the king of Denmark from 1947 until his death in 1972. Under his reign, the Danish society experienced a rapid change; the economy received a massive boost in the 1960s which allowed women to enter the labor market. In 1982, Frederick's statue was unveiled in Copenhagen, ten years after his death.

 11 Christian VII of Denmark

Christian VII of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 29, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1808

 12 Guthrum

Guthrum
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: 0890 AD

Guthrum was a 9th-century king of East Anglia. A Great Summer Army leader, his aim was to unite with the Danish Army and conquer the Anglo Saxon kingdoms. The combined army won a few battles but lost at Edington, following which Guthrum was baptised and ruled East Anglia as Æthelstan.

 13 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Prince of Denmark
Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the first in order of succession to the Danish throne. Frederik has various interests that range from climate change to sports. He often encourages the people of Denmark to stay active and healthy. He has also established the Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to students and encourage scientific expeditions.

 14 Frederick VIII of Denmark

Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 14, 1912

 15 Prince George of Denmark

Prince George of Denmark
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1708

 16 Frederick VI of Denmark

Frederick VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839

 17 Christian IV of Denmark

Christian IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648

 18 Frederick VII of Denmark

Frederick VII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 6, 1808
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 15, 1863

 19 Christian III of Denmark

Christian III of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 12, 1503
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein
Died: January 1, 1559

 20 Christian II of Denmark

Christian II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: January 25, 1559

 21 Frederick I of Denmark

Frederick I of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 7, 1471
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haderslevhus
Died: April 10, 1533

 22 Frederick V of Denmark

Frederick V of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 31, 1723
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: January 14, 1766

 23 Christian I of Denmark

Christian I of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 31, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1481

 24 Christian VIII of Denmark

Christian VIII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1848

 25 Frederick III of Denmark

Frederick III of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 18, 1609
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haderslev
Died: February 9, 1670

 26 Christian V of Denmark

Christian V of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duborg Castle, Flensburg, Germany
Died: August 25, 1699

 27 Frederick IV of Denmark

Frederick IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: October 12, 1730

 28 Harald II of Denmark

Harald II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Died: 1018 AD

 29 Canute IV

Canute IV
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1042 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: July 10, 1086

 30 Christian VI of Denmark

Christian VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: November 30, 1699
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: August 6, 1746

 31 Christopher of Bavaria

Christopher of Bavaria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 26, 1416
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: January 6, 1448

 32 John, King of Denmark

John, King of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1481–1513)
Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg, Denmark
Died: February 20, 1513

 33 Valdemar I of Denmark

Valdemar I of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: May 12, 1182

 34 Valdemar II of Denmark

Valdemar II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 9, 1170
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
Died: March 28, 1241

 35 Valdemar IV of Denmark

Valdemar IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1320 AD
Birthplace: Zealand, Denmark
Died: October 24, 1375

 36 Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark

Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: October 11, 1753
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 7, 1805

 37 Eric V of Denmark

Eric V of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1249 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 22, 1286

 38 Canute VI of Denmark

Canute VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1163 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1202

 39 Eric VI of Denmark

Eric VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1274 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 13, 1319

 40 Magnus I of Sweden

Magnus I of Sweden
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1106 AD
Birthplace: -
Died: June 4, 1134