1st has never become a popular king. When he came to power by dethroning thereform 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
had to get support from the nobilities, who had placed him on the crown, and
Christian 2ndís 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 1stís 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.
seldom in Copenhagen, the king in stead led his government from Gottorp.
Frederik 1st was buried in Slesvig Cathedral.
1stís grave in Slesvig Cathedral
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:
3rd, 1503-59, later king
1504-47, who in 1526 was married to count Albrecht of Preussen.
Frederik and Sofie had the children:
1524-86, married to count Magnus 3rd of Mecklenburg, then to his
brother count Ulrich.
1526-86, count of Holsten-Gottorp, married in 1564 to Christine of Hessen.
1528-75, married in 1573 to count Christoffer of Mecklenburg.