Frederik V, King of Denmark

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Frederik V, King of Denmark Gender: M
born on 31 March 1723 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
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_aricol.18.gif 10°34' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°10 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°26'

King of Denmark Frederik V (portrayed in armour by court painter, the Swedish Carl Gustav Pilo)


King of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1746 until his death, son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. "Prudentia et Constantia" (By prudence and steadfastness) was the motto he chose for his reign.

He was married at Altona, Holstein, on 11 December 1743 to Princess Louise of Great Britain, daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach. They were the parents of six children (one was stillborn). Meanwhile, Frederick continued to enjoy random liaisons with others. During the years 1746-51, the king had a favorite named Madam Hansen who bore him five children.

Louise died suddenly on 19 December 1751. At the time of her death, she was pregnant with her seventh child, who also died. A new marriage for the king, arranged by Moltke, took place at Frederiksborg Palace on 8 July 1752 to Frederick the Great of Prussia's sister-in-law Duchess Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Their son was the Hereditary Prince Frederick, who was, in his turn, father of King Christian VIII of Denmark and grandfather of Louise of Hesse, the future queen of Denmark.

Frederick V died on 14 January 1766, aged 42, at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes church records: "Anno 1723 d. 31 Martii Klocken ved 10 slet om Aftenen blef Hendes Kongel. Höyhed, voris Naadigste Cron Princesse Sophia Magdalena i Naade forlöst med een ung pritz, som om Aftenen derefter Kloken imellem 5 og 6 af dend kgl. Confessionario Christen Lemvig belf döbt, og kaldet Friderich; Hans Kgl. Maj. holte ham self over Daaben. (Senere tilføjelse: Anno 1766 d. 14 januar er Den Sal. Herre = Salig i Herren hensoved paa Christiansborg Slot.)"

Scholfield notes 9:30pm given in the Danish book "Genealogisk-historiske tabeller over de nordiske rigers kongeslægter" by Johannes Peter Frederik Kønigsfeldt, Danske historiske forening, Copenhagen (B. Lunos bogtrykkeri, 1856), p. 69: "K. Frederik V. født Onsdagen d. 31 Marts Kl. 91/2 Aften og døbt den følgende Dag."

Translation: K[ing] Frederick V. was born on Wednesday, 31 March [1723] at 9:30 o'clock in the evening; baptized the following day.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Oldenburg)