Christian VII, King of Denmark

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Christian VII, King of Denmark Gender: M
born on 29 January 1749 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Copenhagen, Denmark, 55n40, 12e35
Timezone LMT m12e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°20' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°11 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 05°22'

King of Denmark Christian VII (c. 1772 portrait by Alexander Roslin)


Scandinavian royalty, an Oldenburg monarch who ruled as King of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1766 until his death. He was the son of King Frederick V and his first wife Louise of Great Britain.

Christian VII's reign was marked by mental illness which affected government decisions, and for most of his reign Christian was only nominally king. His royal advisers differed depending on who won power struggles around the throne. In the late 1760s, he came under the influence of his personal physician Johann Friedrich Struensee, who was "de facto" regent of the country 1770-1772. From 1772 the country was ruled by Christian's stepmother, Juliane Marie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, his half-brother Frederick and the Danish politician Ove Høegh-Guldberg.

Christian's marriage with Princess Caroline Matilda, a sister of Great Britain's King George III, produced two children: the future King Frederick VI and Princess Louise Auguste. However, it is widely believed that Louise was the daughter of Struensee — portrait comparisons tend to support this hypothesis.

From 14 April 1784 until Christian VII's death on 13 March 1808, it was Christian's son, later Frederick VI, who unofficially acted as regent. This regency was marked by liberal and agricultural reforms, but also by the beginning disasters of the Napoleonic Wars.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes church records: "Anno 1749 d. 29 januar blev hendes Kongel. Majestæt Vores Allernaadigste Dronning Lovise forløst med en Ung Printz paa Christiansborg Slot Om Natten Klocken 1 slet Som samme Dag om Aftenen imellem 4 og 5 slet af den første Hofpredickant Hr. Bluhme blev Døbt, og kaldet Christian. Faddere var hands Kongel. majestæt Kong Friderich den 5te, Hendes Kongl. Majestæt EnkeDronning Sophie Magdalene, Som holdt hands Kongel. Höy. Cron Printzen over Daaben. Hendes Kongel. Høyhed Princesse Lovise og Hendes Kongel. Høyhed Princesse Charlotta Amalia. ]"

Scholfield also quotes from "Foreign Intelligence. From the London Gazette," British Magazine, February 1749, p. 66: "Copenhagen, Feb. 1, N.S. On the 29th past, about one o'clock in the morning, the queen of Denmark was, after a very short labour, happily delivered of a prince."


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Oldenburg)