Abel, King of Denmark

1218 - 1252

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Abel Valdemarsen (1218 – 29 June 1252) was Duke of Schleswig from 1232 to 1252 and King of Denmark from 1250 until his death in 1252. He was the son of Valdemar II by his second wife, Berengaria of Portugal, and brother to Eric IV and Christopher I.As Duke of Schleswig, Abel came into conflict with his brother, King Eric IV, whose murder in 1250 he was suspected of orchestrating. Upon taking an oath to clear himself of the allegations, he was elected king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abel, King of Denmark has received more than 47,892 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Abel, King of Denmark is the 1,472nd most popular politician (down from 1,382nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 49th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Danish Politician.

Abel was the first son of Adam and Eve, and he was killed by his brother Cain.

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Among politicians, Abel, King of Denmark ranks 1,472 out of 15,710Before him are Cuauhtémoc, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Georgy Lvov, John IV Laskaris, Ehud Barak, and Edmund I. After him are Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Emperor Xian of Han, Friedrich Fromm, John Sigismund Zápolya, Amon of Judah, and Ismail Ibn Sharif.

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Among people born in 1218, Abel, King of Denmark ranks 2Before him is Rudolf I of Germany. After him are Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, Emperor Chūkyō, Manuel I of Trebizond, Kujō Yoritsune, and Adelaide, Countess of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1252, Abel, King of Denmark ranks 4Before him are Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Ferdinand III of Castile, and Blanche of Castile. After him are Sorghaghtani Beki, Peter of Verona, Rose of Viterbo, Isabella, Queen of Armenia, Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Sviatoslav III of Vladimir, Bohemond V of Antioch, and Zdislava Berka.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Abel, King of Denmark ranks 57 out of 783Before him are Christian VI of Denmark (1699), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Nicolas Steno (1638), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Carl Nielsen (1865), and Tollund Man (-400). After him are Anne of Denmark (1574), Gerda Wegener (1886), Fredrik Bajer (1837), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Victor Borge (1909), and Anna Karina (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Abel, King of Denmark ranks 29Before him are Cnut the Great (995), John, King of Denmark (1455), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Frederick IV of Denmark (1671), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), and Christian VI of Denmark (1699). After him are Fredrik Bajer (1837), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark (1771), Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900), and Christopher II of Denmark (1276).