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King Frederik 1 st
1471 - 1533             King    1523 - 33
                              Norway 1523 - 33

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Åbenrå Commune’s painting exhebition of Danish kings at Museum Sønderjylland, Åbenra.

King Frederik 1st

Queen Sophie

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Frederik 1st had to get support from the nobilities, who had placed him on the crown, and Christian 2nd’s legislation was burned at Viborg Court.
In his signed written agreement Frederik had promised to shield the church and severe punish all Lutherske disbelievers. But often he could set through his will against the Council.
More times he had huge taxes granted, to which also the clerical had to contribute, and the church had to give him their treasures.
He namely threatened to make a settlement with Christian 2nd and leave him the crown again, which the Council feared most of all.
Frederik 1st’s confidential advisers were Holstenere (Johan Rantzau). He lived at Gottorp, came seldom to the kingdom, never to Norway, and understood hardly Danish.
He was looked upon as being naive and straightforward, but was in reality reserved, calculating and cunning.
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Frederik 1st has never become
a popular king. When he came
to power by dethroning the
reform eager Christian 2nd
with help from the German
nobilities, this has given doubt
about his real quality, and
better it did not become with
the deceitful capture of
Christian 2nd.
King Frederik 1st understood
hardly Danish and stayed
seldom in Copenhagen, the
king in stead led his government
from Gottorp. 

King Frederik 1st was buried in
Slesvig Cathedral.

Frederik 1st’s grave in Slesvig Cathedral

Frederik 1st was son of Christian 1st and queen Dorothea, and was born at Haderslevhus the 7th October 1471.
Frederik was in 1502 first married to Anna of Brandenburg (1487-1514), she was daughter of prince Johann of Brandenburg and Margrete of Sachsen.
Frederik and Anna had the children:

Christian 3rd, 1503-59, later king
Dorothea, 1504-47, who in 1526 was married to count Albrecht of Preussen.

Frederik and Sofie had the children:

Hans, 1521-80.
Elisabeth, 1524-86, married to count Magnus 3rd of Mecklenburg, then to his brother count Ulrich.
Adolf, 1526-86, count of Holsten-Gottorp, married in 1564 to Christine of Hessen.
Anna, 1528-35.
Dorothea, 1528-75, married in 1573 to count Christoffer of Mecklenburg.
Frederik, 1529-56.
 
 

 

                                                                                

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