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Frederick III of Denmark
FrederickIIIDenmark
Historical Figure
Nationality: Denmark
Religion: Lutheranism
Date of Birth: 1609
Date of Death: 1670
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Monarch
Parents: Christian IV, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
Relatives: Christian, Prince Elect of Denmark
Ulrik of Denmark (brothers)
Anne Cathrine (half-sister)
Numerous other siblings and half-siblings
Appearances:
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1634: The Baltic War,
1635: The Eastern Front
Type of Appearance: Direct
Frederick III (March 18, 1609 – February 9, 1670) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death, and instituted Denmark as an absolute monarchy in 1660. He was born as the second-eldest son of Christian IV of Denmark and Anne Catherine of Brandenburg. Frederick was only considered an heir to the throne after the death of his older brother Prince Christian in 1647. At the death of Christian IV, Frederick conceded significant influence to the nobility, in order to be elected king.

Frederick III in 1632Edit

Prince Frederick was appointed as administrator of Westphalia in June of 1634 as a result of the Congress of Copenhagen. Frederik wanted the title of "Prince of Westphalia" but the emperor, Gustavus Adolphus, was reluctant to agree and preferred "Governor." Gustav Adolf would probably give in eventually, though, since his misgivings were general in nature whereas the Danes - both Frederik and his father Christian IV, the king of Denmark - were quite keen on the matter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1635: The Eastern Front, Ch. 11
Regnal titles (OTL)
Preceded by
Christian IV
King of Denmark
1648–1670
Succeeded by
Christian V
King of Norway
1648–1670

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