the 29th January 1906 till the 14th May 1912, in
other words a little more than 6 years Frederik 8th was king
in Denmark. He was not to experience misfortunes, like those which
struck Denmark in his fathers first years, and he did not see the Danish
people parted in so serious conflict as the on, which separated the
kingdom in the middle of Christian 9th s reign.
And yet these 6 years, in which Frederik 8th had the crown,
cannot in any way be called years of sunshine. Together with some
progress they hold both unrest and misfortune, even at times sinister
atmosphere of quite squeezing kind.
King Frederik 8th had no responsibility for that. He always
acted parliamentary correct, but it in without any doubt, that the
sinister events, which in his time threw shadows over the Danish
governing system, effected him deeply.
Frederik 8th was son of Christian 9th and queen
He was crown prince most of his life, that is 42 years. He was 62 years
old, before he became king. Frederik became in 1869 married to princess
Louise of Sweden. The wedding took place in Slotskirken in Stockholm the
28th July 1869. Louise was daughter of Karl 15th
of Sweden-Norway and queen Lovisa. They had the children:
10th, coming king.
1872 - 1957, became king of Norway under the name Hakon 7th.
Married to Maud of England, daughter of Edward 7th and queen
1875 - 1906, married to prince Fredrich of Schaumburg-Lippe.
1876 - 1949, married to Helena of Glücksburg.
1878 - 1958, married to prince Carl of Sweden.
1880 - 1945, unmarried.
1887 - 1944, unmarried.
1890 - 1961, married to Jørgen Castenskjold.
King Frederik died in Hamburg from a hart attack the 14th May