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Christian VII of Denmark

1749 - 1808

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Christian VII (29 January 1749 – 13 March 1808) was a monarch of the House of Oldenburg who was King of Denmark–Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1766 until his death in 1808. For his motto he chose: "Gloria ex amore patriae" ("Glory through love of the fatherland").Christian VII's reign was marked by mental illness and for most of his reign, Christian was only nominally king. His royal advisers changed depending on who won power struggles around the throne. From 1770 to 1772, his court physician Johann Friedrich Struensee was the de facto ruler of the country and introduced progressive reforms signed into law by Christian VII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian VII of Denmark has received more than 1,277,574 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Christian VII of Denmark is the 500th most popular politician (down from 425th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Politician.

Christian VII was the King of Denmark and Norway from 1766 until 1808. He was the son of King Frederick V and his first wife Louise of Great Britain. Christian's reign was marked by mental illness and for most of his reign, power was exercised by his half-brother Frederick VI. In 1808, Christian was deposed in a coup and the Danish monarchy was abolished.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Christian VII of Denmark ranks 500 out of 15,577Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Yazid I, Cnut the Great, Tahmasp I, John II of France, and Hafez al-Assad. After him are Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Heraklonas, Sukarno, Frederick William I of Prussia, Abdulmejid II, and Norodom Sihanouk.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1749, Christian VII of Denmark ranks 4Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edward Jenner, and Pierre-Simon Laplace. After him are Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Nicolas Appert, Domenico Cimarosa, Yolande de Polastron, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Daniel Rutherford, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre. Among people deceased in 1808, Christian VII of Denmark ranks 2Before him is Selim III. After him are Mustafa IV, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, John Dickinson, Hubert Robert, Johan Christian Fabricius, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, and Paul Wranitzky.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Christian VII of Denmark ranks 12 out of 893Before him are Ivar the Boneless (900), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), and Cnut the Great (995). After him are Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Lili Elbe (1882), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), and Gorm the Old (900).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Christian VII of Denmark ranks 4Before him are Ivar the Boneless (900), Björn Ironside (800), and Cnut the Great (995). After him are Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Gorm the Old (900), George I of Greece (1845), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian II of Denmark (1481), Alexandra of Denmark (1844), and Christian X of Denmark (1870).