Margrethe II of Denmark

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Margrethe II (Danish: [mɑˈkʁeˀtə]; Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, born 16 April 1940) is a member of the Danish royal family who reigned as Queen of Denmark from 14 January 1972 until her abdication on 14 January 2024. Having reigned for exactly 52 years, she was the second-longest reigning Danish monarch after Christian IV. Margrethe was born into the House of Glücksburg, a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg, during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King Christian X. She is the eldest child of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. She became heir presumptive to her father in 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margrethe II of Denmark has received more than 7,573,064 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Margrethe II of Denmark is the 7th most popular nobleman (up from 8th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Nobleman.

Margrethe II of Denmark is most famous for being the queen of Denmark. She is the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid. She became the queen in 1972 when her father died.

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Among noblemen, Margrethe II of Denmark ranks 7 out of 1,415Before her are Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth II, Catherine the Great, Ramesses II, Henry VIII of England, and Ragnar Lodbrok. After her are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Akihito, Lucrezia Borgia, and William the Conqueror.

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Among people born in 1940, Margrethe II of Denmark ranks 3Before her are Pelé, and Bruce Lee. After her are Al Pacino, John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, and Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Among people born in Denmark, Margrethe II of Denmark ranks 2 out of 1,032Before her are Hans Christian Andersen (1805). After her are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Niels Bohr (1885), Søren Kierkegaard (1813), Haakon VII of Norway (1872), Ivar the Boneless (900), Cnut the Great (995), Asta Nielsen (1881), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Björn Ironside (800), and Karen Blixen (1885).

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