Frederik IX of Denmark

Frederik IX of Denmark

Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 14 Jan 1972 (aged 72)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 9422986 · View Source
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Danish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark from 1947 to 1972. Born at Sorgenfri Castle as the eldest son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark. As crownprince he became regent upon his fathers riding accident in 1942 during the German occupation of Denmark in WW2. He became known as the "sailor king" as he was very attatched to the Royal Danish Navy. 1935 married to princess Ingrid of Sweden, with whom he had 3 daughters. In 1953 the constitution was changed so that the throne could be inherited in the female line of succession, and upon his death in 1972 he was succeded by his eldest daughter Margrethe II.

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  • Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederik IX of Denmark (11 Mar 1899–14 Jan 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9422986, citing Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .