Anne of Denmark

1574 - 1619

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Anne of Denmark (Danish: Anna; 12 December 1574 – 2 March 1619) was the wife of King James VI and I, and as such Queen of Scotland from their marriage on 20 August 1589 and Queen of England and Ireland from 24 March 1603 until her death in 1619.The second daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark, Anne married James at age 14. They had three children who survived infancy: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, who predeceased his parents; Princess Elizabeth, who became Queen of Bohemia; and James's future successor, Charles I. Anne demonstrated an independent streak and a willingness to use factional Scottish politics in her conflicts with James over the custody of Prince Henry and his treatment of her friend Beatrix Ruthven. Anne appears to have loved James at first, but the couple gradually drifted and eventually lived apart, though mutual respect and a degree of affection survived.In England, Anne shifted her energies from factional politics to patronage of the arts and constructed her own magnificent court, hosting one of the richest cultural salons in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne of Denmark has received more than 1,374,780 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Anne of Denmark is the 108th most popular companion (down from 103rd in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Companion.

Anne of Denmark was the wife of King James VI of Scotland and I of England. She is most famous for being the mother of Charles I.

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Among companions, Anne of Denmark ranks 108 out of 687Before her are Blanche of Castile, Frederica of Hanover, Brigitte Macron, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Gala Dalí, and Carlos, Prince of Asturias. After her are Adelaide of Italy, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Julia Domna, Sita, Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, and Bianca Maria Sforza.

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Among people born in 1574, Anne of Denmark ranks 3Before her are Pope Innocent X and Handan Sultan. After her are William Oughtred, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, Robert Fludd, Wilhelm Kettler, Feng Menglong, Elisabeth of Lorraine, and John Wilbye. Among people deceased in 1619, Anne of Denmark ranks 3Before her are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor and Safiye Sultan. After her are Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Denis Calvaert.

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Among people born in Denmark, Anne of Denmark ranks 58 out of 783Before her are Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Nicolas Steno (1638), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Carl Nielsen (1865), Tollund Man (-400), and Abel, King of Denmark (1218). After her are Gerda Wegener (1886), Fredrik Bajer (1837), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Victor Borge (1909), Anna Karina (1940), and Canute IV of Denmark (1043).

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