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 326,005 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Christian V of Denmark is the 1,348th most popular politician (down from 1,167th in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 319th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular German 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 1,348 out of 15,710Before him are Christian VI of Denmark, Norodom Sihamoni, Phorcys, Cleopatra II of Egypt, Itō Hirobumi, and Leo IV the Khazar. After him are Empress Myeongseong, Paul Barras, Ptolemy VI Philometor, Pepi I Meryre, Omar al-Bashir, and Isabella Clara Eugenia.

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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, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, John Flamsteed, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, Godfrey Kneller, 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, François Le Fort, and Mary Beale.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christian V of Denmark ranks 383 out of 5,289Before him are Theodor Heuss (1884), Hans Krebs (1898), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Gregor Strasser (1892), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955). After him are August von Mackensen (1849), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Henri Nestlé (1814).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Christian V of Denmark ranks 102Before him are Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Louis the Child (893), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Theodor Heuss (1884), and Gregor Strasser (1892). After him are Ernst Thälmann (1886), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), and Leo von Caprivi (1831).