Frederik III of Denmark-Norway

Frederik III of Denmark-Norway

Haderslev, Haderslev Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Death 9 Feb 1670 (aged 60)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 9425853 · View Source
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Danish-Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 to 1670. Born on Haderslevhus Castle as the 3rd son of King Christian IV and Queen Anna Catherine of Brandenburg, he was elected King upon the death of his father. In 1643 he married Sophie Amalie of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, with whom he had 8 children. In 1657 war was declared between Denmark and Sweden, but due to a severe winter Swedish troops were able to march across the frozen waters only to find the Danish defense forces unprepared when they arrived on the island of Zealand. Frederik then declared that he was willing to "die in his nest" (Copenhagen) as his army was on the retreat. In 1658 he was forced to sign a Peace Treaty that meant the loss of the Danish provinces of Scania, Halland and Blekinge and the Norwegian provinces of Bohus, Jämtland and Trondheim. In 1660 the King sided with the civilian population of Copenhagen against the Danish nobility, who were forced to accept the introduction of absolute monarchy and inheritance of the throne.

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