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  List of Danish monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union.
The house of Oldenburg held the Danish Crown between 1448 and 1863, when it passed to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
This house appears to have been a branch of the Swedish House of Munsö, as Sweyn's father was Ulf Jarl, who was the son of Thorgils Sprakalägg, the son of the disinherited Swedish prince Styrbjörn the Strong.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danish_monarchy   (462 words)

 Denmark.dk: Official website - Denmark - The Danish Monarchy: an Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Danish monarchy is one of the oldest in the world and one of the most firmly established and popular institutions in Denmark.
The monarchy was originally elective, but in practice the election normally fell on the eldest son of the reigning monarch.
The Danish crown jewels, which are the monarch’s insignia, consist of the crown, the sceptre (the staff of rule), the globe (the earth), the sword of state and the ampulla.
www.denmark.dk /portal/page?_pageid=374,520548&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (2381 words)

It is situated at the coast of the Baltic Sea as well as on the Danish border.
Flensburg was founded in the 13th century at the innermost tip of the Flensburg Fjord and began to rise after the decline of the Hanseatic League.
Between 1460 and 1864 it was one of the major ports of the Danish monarchy.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fl/Flensburg.html   (115 words)

 Danish History on Denmark.dk Find info on Danish History here
Conversely, liberal circles in Copenhagen demanded a democratic constitution for the monarchy and the inclusion within it of Schleswig in it, which conflicted with a long-standing promise that the duchies would never be separated.
This triggered a revolt in the duchies, and in Copenhagen led to Frederik VII declaring himself constitutional king, thereby paving the way for a democratic constitution which was codified in The Constitution of the Kingdom of Denmark of 5 June 1849.
The outcome was a humiliating Danish defeat in 1864 and the ceding of all three duchies.
danishhistory.denmark.dk   (2687 words)

The monarchy was lengthy and this meant that it was difficult and time consuming to transport troops from one part of the country to another.
Danish historiography has been suffering from a syndrome stemming from the disastrous military defeat in 1864, I even think that it is older than that.
Danish historiography has been written as if Denmark of elder times were identical with the present-day small state named Denmark and not part of a comprehensive composite monarchy.
hjem.get2net.dk /hmayo/rm_bregnsbo.htm   (2597 words)

 A brief history of Denmark : Part 2 (800-1536)
The Danish monarchy seems to have undergone a period of flux in the 10th century, with a short-lived Swedish dynasty (891-934) at Hedeby [Haithabu] in South Jutland, and possibly a brief German rule, ending in 983.
With Danish dominance over Norway, and with the conquest of large parts of England in 1013 and the establishment of a Danish dynasty in England, the Danish monarchy was the dominant power of the North and Baltic Seas.
A brief period of attempted Danish expansion in North Germany, from 1301 to 1319, under King Erik VI Menved (whose curious cognomen derives from a common oath or exclamation), failed with the death of the king.
www.scholiast.org /history/denmark/danhist2.html   (1728 words)

 The American-Scandinavian Foundation: A Very Special Monarchy By Per Egil Hegge
For one thing, the Danish monarchy is the only one in Europe to have lasted more than a thousand years without interruption (even the British haven't managed that) and it shows in the ways the Danes stick with traditions.
This was two years after the killing of the Russian tsar and his family, two years after the downfall of the Hapsburg monarchy and the ignominious exile of Kaiser Wilhelm, and the year after the Easter crisis in Denmark, which came close to toppling the Danish monarch, Crown Prince Olav's uncle.
But this highly original way of resurrecting an ancient monarchy has been a source of strength for, and in, the kingdom of Norway during what will soon be 100 years and it has drawn the nation and the royal family closer to each other.
www.amscan.org /monarchy.html   (1626 words)

 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.1, Entry 365, DENMARK: Library of Economics and Liberty
The Danish monarchy comprises the kingdom of Denmark, properly so called, the Faroe isles, to the north of Scotland; the island of Iceland, in the Arctic ocean; colonies in Greenland; and the three islands of Santa Cruz, St. Thomas and St. John, of the Little Antilles isles, in the West Indies.
The Danish islands in the West Indies have their finances separate, the surplus only is each year turned into the common treasury of the monarchy.
The Danish monarchy is an agricultural and stock raising country; manufactures, commerce and navigation are of only secondary importance.
www.econlib.org /library/YPDBooks/Lalor/llCy365.html   (7955 words)

 Excite - Travel Guide - History & Culture
The Danish monarchy, which claims to be the world's oldest, dates back to Hardegon's son, Gorm the Old, (Danish mums had a few problems naming their children), who established his reign early in the 10th century.
Sweden was particularly peeved by profligate Danish spending on wars, and the union dissolved in 1523 when Sweden elected Gustav Vasa as its king.
The Danish language belongs to the northern branch of the Germanic language group, and bears a strong resemblance to other Scandinavian tongues.
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The Danish have had the freedom to choose the religion of their choice since the mid-1800.
Interesting highlights of the Danish culture are that some of the Danish sailors participated in the actions of the Vikings in about the year 800.
The monarchy would remain as a part of Danish culture after this; it would just have a different function than being the only rule in the government.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/europe/danish.html   (926 words)

 Denmark's flag, now burned by Muslims, has Christian past National Catholic Reporter - Find Articles
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has declared himself "sad and incredulous" over the burnings--a widespread reaction to the lampooning of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspaper cartoons.
Led by King Valdemar "the Victorious," the Danish army was heading for defeat in the 1219 Battle of Lyndanisse when the lambskin banner depicting a white cross appeared in the sky and led them to victory.
Denmark's monarchy, believed to be one of the world's oldest, influenced neighboring Scandinavian countries--Norway, Sweden, Finland and far-flung Iceland--whose flags also bear a prominent cross.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_17_42/ai_n16107666   (709 words)

 Palo Alto Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In fact, the Danish monarchy had a cordial relationship with the Jews partially because the former looked to the Jews for financial support in times of crisis.
The role of Grundtvigism in the Danish response to the Nazis was not accidental.
The Danish mentality was that of a free people which felt a duty to defend the freedom of its fellow citizens.
www.accd.edu /pac/english/pareview/eggerz.htm   (2273 words)

 The Danish Monarchy - The Royal House - HM The Queen
On 16 April 1958, the Heir Apparent, Princess Margrethe, was given a seat on the State Council, and the Heir Apparent subsequently chaired the meetings of the State Council in the absence of King Frederik IX.
In 1972, Her Majesty was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen's Regiment, and in 1992 HM The Queen was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.
J.R.R. Tolkien: “The Lord of The Rings” published in Danish in 1977 and 2002; “The Lord of the Rings” was reissued with HM The Queen’s illustrations in 2002; “Historierne om Regnar Lodbrog” (the tales about Regnar Lodbrog), 1979; “Bjarkemål” (the song of Bjarke), 1982; Poul Ørum: “Komedie i Florens” (comedy in Florence), 1990.
kongehuset.dk /publish.php?dogtag=k_en_fam_oue   (1155 words)

 Danish Choral Music - Composers, Works, Choirs - DanishMusic.info
One of the oldest references to choral singing in Denmark is found around the year 1500, when Queen Christine is known to have ordered the boys of the cathedral schools to sing part-song music for her on several occasions.
It is true that Danish musical life flourished in the first half of the eighteenth century, when several musical societies were formed, but in terms of choral music the second half of the century was much more fruitful: A number of great works for chorus and orchestra came out.
Apart from the considerable international part of this repertoire, in which the distinguishable Danish element is limited to the arrangement of existing foreign material, original Danish rhythmic choral music is in fact being composed today.
www.danishmusic.info /8700029   (3327 words)

 Royal Danish Embassy, Helsinki - Danmarks vinduet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Danish mass media include a free and critical printed press, a number of commercial television channels and four public service stations partly or fully financed by licence fees.
Danish music life flourished in the first Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century, but today Danish music is in fact enjoying a second Golden Age.
Danish ballet and dance are of international standard and even though that Danish theatre is of national scope because of the language barrier, it has been able to maintain a high level of standard.
www.denmark.fi /denmark/faktaark.htm   (1163 words)

And even though not all the Danish kings have by any means been world champions, the Danish monarchy through­out its thousand­year history, from the Viking kings to the modern constitutional monarchy, has had an almost mythic ability to adapt to the social and political changes of the centuries.
Under the Danish constitution, government and parliament must approve the marriage of the descendants of the throne.
Prince Frederik, 35, in a formal Danish naval uniform, was visibly moved by the occasion, wiping away tears as he smiled, waiting for his bride.
personales.ya.com /fororeal/enfrdin.htm   (1255 words)

 Listen To Danish ? - Royal Blue Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Danish is well known among Scandanavian languages, in comparison, for being spoken in a somewhat "shorthand" version-they don't pronounce many parts of words and phrases (listen to any Danish newscast).
Reading Danish and speaking it have always been very different worlds to me. I understand more of it by ear much better than reading it.
Imo, Danish might be best learned by ear rather than by reading or studying it in a book.
forums.rbhq.net /showthread.php?t=486   (344 words)

 MyDanishRoots.com :: Genealogy and Family History in Denmark / Danmark - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Genealogical Symbols and AbbreviationsWhen you work with Danish publications and official documents etc. you will usually encounter several abbreviations and a few symbols.
Introduction to the Danish CensusesDanish censuses were held at various intervals from 1769 onwards and has become one of the prime sources of genealogical information.
The most important ports of emigration for the Danish emigrants were Copenhagen, Liverpool (as to indirect emigration), Hamburg and Bremen/Bremerhaven.
www.mydanishroots.com /index.html   (826 words)

Hans Nyberg of panoramas.dk was chosen to capture the recent Danish Royal Wedding and is likely the first panoramic photographer to be hired for such an event.
Hans was hired by the national Danish Radio and Television based upon his website panos and was present at most of the events.
The royals are extremely popular in Denmark and the May 14th wedding was a royal extravaganza as Crown Prince Frederik wedded his Tasmanian commoner bride, Mary Donaldson, whom he met during the Sydney Olympics in 2000 in a local bar.
vrm.vrway.com /issue15/DANISH_ROYAL_WEDDING_SHOT_BY_HANS_NYBERG.html   (1264 words)

 Denmark - Europe
Denmark, constitutional monarchy in northwestern Europe, the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries.
About 130 km (about 80 mi) to the east of Sj?lland, in the Baltic, is the Danish island of Bornholm.
Copenhagen (Danish Kobenhavn) is the capital and largest city.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/denmark.htm   (115 words)

 Facts about studying in Denmark
The first members of the Danish royal family, Gorm the Old and Tyra, are known to have lived around the middle of the 10th century.
The Danish climate varies so much that it is wise to bring a raincoat and warm winter clothes.
The Danish capital is Copenhagen (in Danish København), a city known to tourists for its Tivoli Gardens and the statue of the little Mermaid.
www.intstudy.com /articles/dtu2.htm   (2120 words)

 Guthwulf.com: A place to laugh, cry and express your half-assed opinions
Copenhagen was bombarded by British fleets twice, and the Danish navy was totally destroyed.
Danish trade in East Asia expanded trade routes, making the frostedy mcfrostfrostfrostiness of a Danish key in westernizing China.
The Danish people, guarding their pastries with their lives, dug underground tunnels to protect them from the evil, evil Canadians who tried to steal them ruthlessly.
www.guthwulf.com /guthbag/otherstuff/danish.html   (800 words)

 Royal Wedding in Denmark May 14 2004: Danish Royal Family on Denmark.dk
Queen Margrethe is widely respected for her intellectual prowess and her artistic abilities as for example illustrator, set designer for the theatre and textile artist.
Just like in many other monarchies, a discussion of the role and function of the monarchy takes place in Denmark, but the general tone is much more subdued than what has been the case in other kingdoms.
The Danish Royal Family, the Royal House and the Danish monarchy, and the Royal Wedding on May 14 2004 in full detail on Denmark.dk
royalfamily.denmark.dk   (424 words)

 Danish Modern - July 29, 2005 - The New York Sun
Patrolling the patchwork of cobblestone streets and red brick buildings in its medieval center, for example, are dragons, a favored motif of Danish urban architecture.
My next stop was the Museum of Danish Resistance, where one learns about the German occupation of Denmark - which the Germans nicknamed "the whipped cream front" - and the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943.
Perhaps it is the absence of forced majesty that has earned the Danish monarchy the right to call itself the world's oldest.
www.nysun.com /article/17793   (615 words)

 HorseDenmark.com - Jumping Horses & Dressage Horses for sale :: Denmark
The Danish monarchy is the world's oldest and the royal family can be traced back more than 1,000 years.
The Danish capital is rich on attractions, entertainment and cultural events.
Her daughter, Princess Nathalie, is a skilled dressage rider who currently has good prospects of qualifying for a position on the Danish national team for the next Olympic Games in Sidney.
www.horsedenmark.com /en/danish_horses/denmark   (392 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Danish Royal House may be traced back to Gorm the Old and his son Harald I Bluetooth.
The direct lineage of the ancient Danish dynasty became extinct with the death of Christoffer 3.
The Danish Royal Coat of Arms was established by Royal Decree of 5 July 1972.
www.msad54.k12.me.us /MSAD54Pages/skow/ForeignXchange/henriette.html   (2026 words)

 Danish state finance
Danish royal revenues from Denmark, Norway, the Faroes, Iceland, Schleswig-Holstein, Oldenburg and Delmenhorst etc, 1731-1806
Revenue to the Danish monarchy from Denmark, Norway and Schleswig-Holstein, 1731-71
Revenue from Denmark, Norway and Schleswig-Holstein to the Danish monarchy, 1731-1771 (by quinquen)
www.le.ac.uk /hi/bon/ESFDB/POUL/poul.html   (388 words)

 MyDanishRoots.com :: Genealogy and Family History in Denmark / Danmark - History & Culture / Main Index / Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Research and educational institution established as a joint venture between Den Gamle By (\'The Old Town\', the Danish national open air museum of urban history and culture) and the Department of History at the University of Aarhus with the aim to encourage research, to educate researchers and to disseminate the history of Danish towns.
The Danish Monarchy have existed for more than 1000 years and is one of the oldest in the world.
The website gives information about the Danish Royal House, the royal palaces, collections etc. In the history section you can read about the history of the Danish Monarchy, the royal lineage, the royal coat of arms, and the royal orders of chivalry.
www.mydanishroots.com /link_directory/history_and_culture.html   (2743 words)

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