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Christian III of Denmark

1503 - 1559

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Christian III (12 August 1503 – 1 January 1559) reigned as King of Denmark from 1534 and King of Norway from 1537 until his death in 1559. During his reign, Christian formed close ties between the church and the crown. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian III of Denmark has received more than 703,761 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Christian III of Denmark is the 1,232nd most popular politician (down from 1,082nd in 2019), the 338th most popular biography from Germany (down from 312th in 2019) and the 96th most popular German Politician.

Christian III of Denmark was a Protestant king who ruled Denmark and Norway from 1534 to 1559. He succeeded his father, Frederick I, to the throne. Christian III is most famous for the introduction of Lutheranism as the official religion of Denmark.

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Among politicians, Christian III of Denmark ranks 1,232 out of 15,577Before him are Carloman I, Frederick I of Sweden, Gaspard II de Coligny, Petro Poroshenko, Bessus, and Ahaz. After him are Tarja Halonen, Magnus Maximus, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, John III Doukas Vatatzes, Fritz Sauckel, and Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia.

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Among people born in 1503, Christian III of Denmark ranks 6Before him are Nostradamus, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Isabella of Portugal, Bronzino, and Parmigianino. After him are Henry II of Navarre, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Robert Estienne, and Thomas Wyatt. Among people deceased in 1559, Christian III of Denmark ranks 4Before him are Henry II of France, Pope Paul IV, and Christian II of Denmark. After him are Beyhan Sultan, Isabella Jagiellon, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Fatma Sultan, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, and Robert Estienne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christian III of Denmark ranks 338 out of 6,142Before him are Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Otto Frank (1889), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Friedrich Fromm (1888), and Frederick I of Sweden (1676). After him are Carl Bosch (1874), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Franz Mesmer (1734), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), and Katharina von Bora (1498).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Christian III of Denmark ranks 96Before him are Baldur von Schirach (1907), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Karl Haushofer (1869), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Friedrich Fromm (1888), and Frederick I of Sweden (1676). After him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Henry the Lion (1129), Georgy Lvov (1861), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), and Gregor Strasser (1892).