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  2. History of Schleswig-Holstein - Wikipedia

    On the death of King Valdemar's descendant Eric VI of Denmark in 1319, Christopher II of Denmark attempted to seize the Duchy of Schleswig, the heir of which Duke Valdemar V (as of 1325) was a minor; but Valdemar's guardian and uncle, Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (1304–1340), surnamed the Great and a notable warrior, drove back ...

  3. Category:Christopher II of Denmark - Wikimedia Commons

    Feb 01, 2020 · Media in category "Christopher II of Denmark" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Christoffer den Andens segl (bagside).png 1,131 × 1,117; 893 KB

    • 29 September 1276 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)
    • 2 August 1332 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584), Sorø
  4. Danish History and Culture - Denmark in Ukraine
    • from Vikings to Lutheranism
    • War with Sweden, Allied to Napoleon, The Road to Democracy
    • Denmark and Germany, More Social Reform
    • Blossoming of Culture
    • World War II and Post-War Culture
    • Denmark and The EU
    • Timeline: Danish History

    Denmark's place in European history essentially began with the Viking Age, around 800 AD, when the Danes became notorious for plundering churches and monasteries. By 878 the Danes had conquered northern and eastern England, and by the 11th century King Canute (1014-35) ruled over a vast kingdom that included present-day Denmark, England, Norway, southern Sweden, and parts of Finland. Christianity was introduced to Denmark in 826 and became widespread during Canute's reign. After his death, Canute's empire disintegrated. During the 13th century, Waldemar II (1202-41) conquered present-day Schleswig-Holstein, Pomerania, Mecklenburg, and Estonia and re-established the nation as a great power in Northern Europe. A civil war, however, later broke out between the nobles and the king as each vied for control of the country. Christopher II (1320-32) was forced to make major concessions to the nobles and clergy at the expense of royal power, which was also eroded by the influence of the Germ...

    King Christian IV ruled for the first half of the 17th century, and squandered fabulous wealth by leading his subjects into the disastrous Thirty Years War with Sweden. In the process, Denmark lost both territory and money, and the king an eye. Even more disastrous were the losses to Sweden incurred some decades later by Christian's successor, King Frederick III. The series of wars with Sweden resulted in territorial losses, but the Great Northern War (1700-21) brought some restoration of Danish power in the Baltic. The 18th century was otherwise a period of internal reform, which included the abolition of serfdom and land reforms. In 1814, Denmark, which had sided with Napoleonic France after British attacks on Copenhagen in 1801 and 1807, was forced to cede Norway to Sweden and Helgoland to England. In 1848, a Prussian-inspired revolt in Schleswig-Holstein ended without a victor, but in 1864, Schleswig-Holstein and Lauenburg were lost in a new war with Prussia. Despite these major...

    Denmark's relations with its southern neighbours, particularly Prussia, have played a decisive role in constitutional developments. In 1866 a new Constitution was adopted for the dramatically reduced area of Denmark after its defeat at the hands of Prussia in 1864. The 1866 Constitution included strict limits on the almost universal male suffrage that had been recognised by the 1849 Constitution. In 1915, during the First World War (in which Denmark remained neutral), broad agreement was reached on constitutional reform. Universal suffrage was introduced, so that women and servants could also vote. While since 1849 there had been elections by majority vote in single constituencies, in 1918 an electoral system was introduced combining proportional representation with elections in individual constituencies. Although since the beginning of the century there had been a desire to introduce referenda, partly by the Social Democrats and partly the Radical Liberals, which were in power duri...

    In the post-war period, Danish culture continued to prosper. Internationally, the best-known Danish film director was Carl Dreyer (1889-1968), who directed numerous films, including the 1928 masterpiece "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc", which was acclaimed for its rich visual textures and innovative use of close-up. Carl Nielsen, Demark's greatest composer, wrote over 100 works, ranging from string quartets to opera; he is the author of the utterly charming choral work "Springtime in Funen" (Funen was Nielsen's birthplace); a clarinet concerto, arguably the finest of the 20th century; and six symphonies, of which the fourth, "The Inextinguishable", and the fifth, are the best known. On the political front, in 1933 (as Hitler rose to power in Germany) the Great Social Reforms were introduced in Denmark, essentially laying the foundations for the country's modern welfare state.

    At the beginning of World War II, despite a declaration of neutrality, Denmark was occupied by Germany (Apr. 9, 1940). On May 5, 1945, the Germans capitulated, and the country was liberated. Iceland had become fully independent in 1944. The Faeroe Islands received home rule in 1948, and Greenland became an integral part of Denmark under the new constitution of 1953 and received home rule in 1979. In the modern era, Danish culture has continued to move ahead. Danish cinema has attracted attention with the wonderful "Babette's Feast", and with the adaptation of Danish author, Martin Andersen Nexø's book "Pelle the Conqueror". Film director Lars von Trier leads the younger generation of Danish film makers on the international film scene. Peter Høeg, famous for "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow", is Denmark's most prominent contemporary author. The Royal Danish Ballet, which performs in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre from autumn to spring, is regarded as northern Europe's finest. In other cul...

    Denmark joined the European Community in 1973. From 1982, under the Conservative Prime Minister, Poul Schlüter, who headed a succession of minority governments, Denmark became increasingly committed to European integration. Danish voters, however, initially rejected the European Community's treaty on the European Union (the Maastrict treaty) on June 2, 1992; but in a new round of voting on May 18, 1993, a referendum approved an amended treaty.

    787-1066 The Viking Era. Danish kings Sveyn Forkbeard and Canute the Great rule a North Sea-empire consisting of present-day Denmark, Norway and England. 950 Harald Bluetooth becomes king 965 Harald is baptized and later claims to have converted all Danes to Christianity 1202 Valdemar the victorious: The reign of Valdemar II sees the Danish Kingdom become exceptionally strong, as the frontier expands to the Elbe and the Baltic. 1219 The first use of Dannebrog, the national flag of Denmark, though the flag as it looks today (red background with a white cross) only comes into being 150 years later. 1332-1340 As a result of expensive and failed wars, all taxes have to be handed over to creditors. The Danish Crown has no income and no king is appointed. 1340 Valdemar IV succeeds in restoring royal authority. 1386 The Great Hanseatic War: Seventy-five Hanseatic towns attack Danish castles along the Sound. 1397 The beginning of the Kalmar Union, uniting Norway, Sweden and Denmark. 1495 Th...

  5. Norman Madsen's Danish and Swiss Genealogy - Danish History Page

    A Concise History of Danish Territorial Losses. Under King Valdemar II, reigned 1202-1241, the kingdom reached its greatest size. He conquered Pomerania, Estonia, and parts of Mecklenburg; was sovereign over all of Denmark, the south-western coast of the Swedish peninsula, and had dominion over the entire Baltic coast-line.

  6. Schleswig-Holstein Question - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica ...

    1225), his successor, received Dithmarschen in fee from the emperor Frederick I., but in 1203 the fortunes of war compelled him to surrender Holstein to Valdemar II. of Denmark, the cession being confirmed by the emperor Frederick II. in 1214 and the pope in 1217.

  7. Christopher Mannie - Player profile | Transfermarkt

    Transfers & rumours . Market values . Competitions

  8. Denmark - Unionpedia, the concept map

    Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,. 9990 relations: A Choice of Magic, A Doll's House, A Foreign Affair II, A Girl like Me (Rihanna album), A&E Networks, A. J. Quinnell, Aa, Estonia, Aabenraa, Aabenraa Municipality, Aabybro, Aabybro Municipality, Aage Bendixen, Aage Dons, Aage Jepsen Sparre, Aage Winther-Jørgensen, Aakirkeby, Aalborg, Aalborg Air Base ...

  9. 40+ Danish Consorts ideas | danish royalty, danish royals ...

    May 21, 2012 - From 936 to Present Day. . See more ideas about Danish royalty, Danish royals, Denmark.

  10. Constantine II of Greece - Wikipedia

    Constantine freely travels in and out of Greece on a Danish passport, as Constantino de Grecia (Spanish for 'Constantine of Greece'), because Denmark (upon request) issues diplomatic passports to any descendants of King Christian IX and Queen Louise, and Constantine is a Prince of Denmark in his own right.

  11. Index of Christianity-related articles - Wikipedia

    0–9. 1 Esdras; 1 Maccabees; 17th-century denominations in England; 2 Baruch; 2 Esdras; This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (February 2013)

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