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Frederik IV of Denmark-Norway
Birth: Oct. 11, 1671
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death: Oct. 12, 1730
Odense Kommune
Syddanmark, Denmark

Danish-Norwegian Monarch. He reigned from 1699 to 1730. His parents were King Christian V and Queen Charlotte Amalie von Hessen-Kassel. During his reign, Denmark and Norway were at war with Sweden during the Great Nordic War from 1709 to 1720. As a result of the war Denmark won the Duchy of Gottorp in Schleswig-Holstein, but the main target: the re-conquest of Scania, Halland and Blekinge was lost. King Frederik was very interested in the education of the peasant-children, and he established a system of country schools. Privately the King's lifestyle was a detriment to his country. He was a bigamist - an offence that would mean the death-penalty for his ordinary subjects. Not once, but twice did he live in a double-marriage. In 1695 he married Louise von Mecklenburg-GŁstrow - the crowned queen. It was a loveless marriage, so in 1703 he married Countess Elisabeth Helene Vieregg to the "left hand". She died in child labor in 1704. In 1712 the King fell in love with the daughter of his chancellor: Countess Anna Sophie Reventlow. She was abducted from her father's castle at Clausholm, and the couple was married - again to the "left hand". Queen Louise died, humiliated and secluded, in 1721. 19 days later Anna Sophie was married to the King's "right hand" and was crowned Queen. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
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  Louise von Mecklenburg-GŁstrow (1667 - 1721)*
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Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde Kommune
Sjślland, Denmark
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