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Christian IV of Denmark

Christian IV of Denmark
Potrait by Pieter Isaacsz, 1611-1616.
NameChristian IV
Reign4 April 1588 � 28 February 1648
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Coronation29 August 1596
PredecessorFrederick II
SuccessorFrederick III
SpouseAnne Catherine of Brandenburg
Kirsten Munk
Frederick III of Denmark
HouseHouse of Oldenburg
FatherFrederick II of Denmark
MotherSofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Place of burialRoskilde Cathedral

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Christian IV (12 April 1577 � 28 February 1648) was the king of Denmark-Norway from 1588 until his death. With a reign of more than 59 years, he is the longest-reigning monarch of Denmark, and he is frequently remembered as one of the most popular, ambitious and proactive Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. He is sometimes referred to as Christian Firtal in Denmark and Christian Kvart or Quart in Norway.

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