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King Christian 1

King Christian 1

Male 1426 - 1481  (55 years)

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  • Name Christian 1 
    Title King 
    Born 1426  Oldenburg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1481  Copenhagan, Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20895  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Family Dorothea of Brandenburg,   b. 1430,   d. 10 Nov 1495  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret of Denmark,   b. 23 Jun 1456, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1486, Strirling Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden

      a Danish monarch of the Oldenburg dynasty, King of Denmark (1448–1481), Norway (1450–1481) and Sweden (1457–1464), under the Kalmar Union. In Sweden his short tenure as monarch was preceded by regents, Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna and Erik Axelsson Tott and succeeded by regent Kettil Karlsson Vasa. Also Duke of Schleswig and Holstein 1460–81.

      He founded the University of Copenhagen in 1479.

      His death resulted in the break-up of the union of the three kingdoms, as Denmark and Sweden went their separate ways. On 1 September 1448, count Christian of Oldenburg was elected to the vacant Danish throne, as king Christian I. He was a cognatic descendant of King Eric V of Denmark through his second daughter Richeza. The throne was first offered by the Statsraad to the most prominent feudal lord of Danish dominions, Duke Adolphus VIII of Schleswig-Holstein, but (being relatively old and childless) he declined and recommended his nephew.