Christian V of Denmark

1646 - 1699

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Christian V (15 April 1646 – 25 August 1699) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699.Well-regarded by the common people, he was the first king anointed at Frederiksborg Castle chapel as absolute monarch since the decree that institutionalized the supremacy of the king in Denmark-Norway. Christian fortified the absolutist system against the aristocracy by accelerating his father's practice of allowing both Holstein nobles and Danish and Norwegian commoners into state service. As king, he wanted to show his power as absolute monarch through architecture, and dreamed of a Danish Versailles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian V of Denmark has received more than 384,643 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Christian V of Denmark is the 1,499th most popular politician (down from 1,346th in 2019), the 412th most popular biography from Germany (down from 383rd in 2019) and the 115th most popular Politician.

Christian V was the king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 to 1699. He was also the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. His reign was marked by a period of peace and prosperity, but he was also known for his religious intolerance.

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Among politicians, Christian V of Denmark ranks 1,499 out of 15,577Before him are Carus, Constantius III, Ehud Barak, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Mentuhotep II, and Numerian. After him are Elisa Bonaparte, Theodore I Laskaris, Lucius Junius Brutus, Djedefre, Orestes, and Æthelflæd.

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Among people born in 1646, Christian V of Denmark ranks 2Before him is Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. After him are Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, John Flamsteed, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Godfrey Kneller, Hortense Mancini, and Charles Plumier. Among people deceased in 1699, Christian V of Denmark ranks 2Before him is Jean Racine. After him are Henry Every, Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Mattia Preti, Hortense Mancini, Lucrezia Barberini, Albert V, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Patrick Gordon, François Le Fort, and Simon Arnauld, Marquis de Pomponne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christian V of Denmark ranks 412 out of 6,142Before him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Gerda Taro (1910), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Regiomontanus (1436), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), and Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870). After him are Erwin Panofsky (1892), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Julius von Mayer (1814), Frederica of Hanover (1917), and Caroline of Baden (1776).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Christian V of Denmark ranks 115Before him are Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), and Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870). After him are Hans Fritzsche (1900), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Victoria of Baden (1862), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), and Bernhard von Bülow (1849).