Christian IV, King of Denmark

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Christian IV, King of Denmark Gender: M
born on 12 April 1577 Jul.Cal. (22 Apr 1577 greg.) at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Hillerød, Denmark, 55n56, 12e19
Timezone LMT m12e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°05 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°18'

King of Denmark Christian IV (circa 1612)


Scandinavian monarch, sometimes colloquially referred to as Christian Firtal in Denmark and Christian Kvart or Quart in Norway, who was king of Denmark-Norway and Duke of Holstein and Schleswig from 1588 to 1648. His 59-year reign is the longest of Danish monarchs, and of Scandinavian monarchies.

A member of the house of Oldenburg, Christian began his personal rule of Denmark in 1596 at the age of 19. He is frequently remembered as one of the most popular, ambitious, and proactive Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. Christian IV obtained for his kingdom a level of stability and wealth that was virtually unmatched elsewhere in Europe. He engaged Denmark in numerous wars, most notably the Thirty Years' War (1618–48), which devastated much of Germany, undermined the Danish economy, and cost Denmark some of its conquered territories. He renamed the Norwegian capital Oslo as Christiania after himself, a name used until 1925.

Christian was the third child and eldest son of King Frederik II of Denmark–Norway and Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

On 30 November 1597, he married Anna Katharina of Brandenburg, a daughter of Joachim Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia. She died in 1612 after bearing Christian seven children. Four years after her death the king privately married a beautiful young gentlewoman, Kirsten Munk, by whom he had twelve children.

He died on 28 February 1648, aged 70, in Rosenborg Castle.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 February 1648 Jul.Cal. (9 Mar 1648 greg.) (Age 70)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Volume 9 (Verein, 1844), p. 142: "Die Mutter der Konigin ward erfucht, zugegen zu sein, und sie kam den 19. März nach Frederiksborg; hier erfolgte die glückliche Niederkunft den 12. April 1577, Nachmittags 4 Uhr), und fast nach Verlauf eines Jahrhunderts ward den Reichen zum ersten Male eines regierenden Konigs ältester Sohn und präsumtiver Thronfolger geboren."

(The Queen's mother was asked to be present, and she came to Frederiksborg on the 19th of March, where the happy delivery took place on 12 April 1577 at four o'clock in the afternoon, and almost a century later, the Reich was born for the first time of a ruling king's eldest son and presumptuous heir).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (24)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Oldenburg)