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Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

Male 1426 - 1481  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Christian I  
    Suffix King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden 
    Born Feb 1426  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1481  Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I22034  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 

    Father Dietrich of Oldenburg,   d. 14 Feb 1440, Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Heilwig of Holstein,   b. 1398,   d. Bef 11 Nov 1436  (Age < 38 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1423  [1
    Family ID F13199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea of Brandenburg,   b. 1430,   d. 10 Nov 1495, Kalundborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1449  Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Margaret of Denmark,   b. 23 Jun 1456,   d. 14 Jul 1486, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Count of Oldenburg. Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

      "[C]ourageous and ambitious but not politically successful, lost Sweden after the battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, made a royal progress through Germany and Italy to Rome in 1474, founded the University of Copenhagen in 1479." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

      The present queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, is a direct patrilineal descendant of Christian I:

      Christian I of Denmark, 1426–1481
      Frederik I of Denmark, 1471–1533
      Christian III of Denmark, 1503–1559
      John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1545–1622
      Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1573–1627
      August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1612–1675
      Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1653–1728
      Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1696–1775
      Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1727–1759
      Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1757–1816
      Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1785–1831
      Christian IX of Denmark, 1818–1906
      Frederik VIII of Denmark, 1843–1912
      Christian X of Denmark, 1870–1947
      Frederik IX of Denmark, 1899–1972
      Margrethe II of Denmark, b. 1940

  • Sources 
    1. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.