The flag of Denmark, the Dannebrog, is attested in 1478, and is the oldest national flag still in use. It inspired the cross design of the other Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and regional Scandinavian flags for the Faroe Islands, Åland, Scania and Bornholm, as well as flags for the non-Scandinavian Shetland and Orkney.
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The etymology of the name Denmark (Danish: Danmark), and especially the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as a single kingdom, is a subject which attracts some debate. In Old Norse, the country was called Danmǫrk, referring to the Danish March, viz. the marches of the Danes. The Latin and Greek name is Dania.
May 23, 2020 · It was forthwith adopted as the Danish flag and called the “Dannebrog,” i.e. the strength of Denmark. Apart from all legend, this flag undoubtedly dates from the 13th century, and the Danish flag is therefore the oldest now in existence. The ancient kings of France bore the blue hood of St Martin upon their standards.
The Danevirke between Hollingstedt and the Eckernförde bay was a Danish border wall towards Germany. Schleswig (Southern Jutland) was in the Viking Age still a direct part of the Kingdom of Denmark. First in the 13th century it became a fiefdom of Denmark. Old Danish were spoken north of a line between the Eider, Treene and Eckernförde Bay.
The design is said to have been inspired by the Danish flag, the Dannebrog. The precise origin and age of the Swedish flag is unknown but the first confirmed example of a yellow cross on a blue background dates from the middle of the 16th century. Blue and yellow (gold) have always been the traditional Swedish colours.
Feb 04, 2017 · Two theories are propounded, one fanciful, the other probable. Some say "Jack" is the anglicised form of "Jacques," which is the French signature of James I., in whose reign and by whose command the first Union Flag was called into being.
I can only find 4 countries with a red cross in their flag: 1. The United Kingdom (ok, that’s the commonwealth, not exactly a country) 2. New Zealand 3. England 4.
The Viking Age predates the formation of the various Scandinavian nations. Thus without a nation, there was not a "national flag". Nor was there a monolithic "Viking Nation" -- when nations were formed, they became Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Next, the Raven Banner was not a "flag" as modern minds often picture it.