POLITICIAN

Margaret I of Denmark

1353 - 1412

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Margaret I (Danish: Margrete Valdemarsdatter; March 1353 – 28 October 1412) was Queen regnant of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (which included Finland) from the late 1380s until her death, and the founder of the Kalmar Union that joined the Scandinavian kingdoms together for over a century. She had been queen consort of Norway from 1363 to 1380 and of Sweden from 1363 to 1364 by marriage to Haakon VI. Margaret was known as a wise, energetic and capable leader, who governed with "farsighted tact and caution," earning the nickname "Semiramis of the North". Also famous derisively as "King Breechless", one of several derogatory nicknames once thought to have been invented by her rival King Albert of Sweden, she was also known by her subjects as "Lady King", which became widely used in recognition of her capabilities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret I of Denmark has received more than 1,244,367 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Margaret I of Denmark is the 517th most popular politician (up from 574th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Denmark and the 8th most popular Danish Politician.

Margaret I of Denmark is most famous for being the first woman to rule Denmark. She was also the first female ruler of Norway and Sweden.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Margaret I of Denmark ranks 517 out of 19,576Before her are Christian VII of Denmark, Alexios I Komnenos, James Monroe, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Dilma Rousseff. After her are Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Lucius Verus, Robert Schuman, Louis I of Hungary, and Valerian.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1353, Margaret I of Denmark ranks 1After her are Maria de Luna, and Al-Ashraf Sha'ban. Among people deceased in 1412, Margaret I of Denmark ranks 1After her are Albert, King of Sweden, Ruy González de Clavijo, Gian Maria Visconti, Margaret of Durazzo, Johannes Ciconia, An-Nasir Faraj, Al-Salih Hajji, and Constantine I of Georgia.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Margaret I of Denmark ranks 16 out of 1,032Before her are Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Björn Ironside (800), Karen Blixen (1885), Vitus Bering (1681), Gorm the Old (900), and Christian VII of Denmark (1749). After her are George I of Greece (1845), Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), and Christian X of Denmark (1870).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Margaret I of Denmark ranks 8Before her are Ivar the Boneless (900), Cnut the Great (995), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Björn Ironside (800), Gorm the Old (900), and Christian VII of Denmark (1749). After her are George I of Greece (1845), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843), and Christian II of Denmark (1481).