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Anna Sofie of Denmark-Norway
Birth: Apr. 16, 1693
Death: Jan. 7, 1743

Queen of Denmark and Norway. Born Countess Reventlow as the daughter of Grand-chancellor, Count Conrad Reventlow and his 2nd wife Countess Sophie Amalie Hahn. In june 1712 the Danish king Frederik IV met this young noblewoman at a masquerade at the royal Castle Koldinghus, and fell completely in love with her. The fact, that the king was already married did not stop him. He wanted her to be his wife. Shortly after they had met, the king arrived - in a carriage in the middle of the night - at her fathers castle Clausholm, and eloped with her. They went straight to the royal Castle Skanderborg where he married her to "the left hand" on June 26. 1712. The Queen, Louise of Mecklenburg-GŁstrow, secluded herself from the court and lived quietly and deeply humiliated for the rest of her life. She died March 15. 1721, and only 19 days later the king married Anna Sophie to his "right hand", placed the crown on her head and installed her as his new queen. The crownprince Christian, later king Christian VI, was furious on behalf of his mother, and he never forgave his father nor his "mistress". After king Frederiks death queen Anna Sophie was expelled from the royal court, and lived at her native castle Clausholm for the last 13 years of her life. Queen Anna Sophie gave birth to 5 children, all of whom did not live through infancy. She regarded the deaths of her children as Gods punishment for the sinfull life she had lived with the king. Whed she died, Christian VI allowed her body to be interred in the Cathedral of Roskilde - not in one of the royal vaults, but in the vault of the Trolle-family as far away from her king as possible. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde
Sjślland, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Sep 08, 2004
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