Historical Atlas
Biographies : Sweden
First posted on December 8th 2002, last revised on November 16th 2004






External Links : Biographies related to Danish History

For links on general biographical sources, go to Biographies Main Page

World Statesmen : Denmark, by Ben Cahoon; Rulers : Denmark, by B. Schemmel; Regnal Chronologies : Scandinavia; World Rulers : Denmark, by Enno Schulz; Leaders of Denmark, from ZPC
List of previous cabinets, from Statsministeriet (office of minister of state), official site, in Danish; has cabinets since 1953; also from Folketinget, in Danish
Folketingets Formaend siden 1933 (Folketing's Presidents since 1933), from Folketinget, Danish language site
Wer war wer im Dreissigjährigen Krieg ? (Who was who in the 30 Years War ?), German language, illustrated, extensive biographies
ÖH Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon (Ecumenical Lexicon of Saints), Sweden index; in German; 26 entries
Art-istocracy of the Past, numerous images of members of the Danish Royal family
Danske Konger .. og des Historie (Danish Kings and their History), 1448-1863
De Danske Konger frå Gorm den Gamle til idag (The Danish Kings, from Gorm the Old till today) in Danish
Danmarks Regenter, from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, emphasizes coins issued under the various kings
Nordens Regenter i Riddartidens Skuggar, in Swedish
Kings of Denmark, by Robert Warholm, in English
Database - folketingsmedlemmernes biografi og e-mailadresse (2001) in Danish
Danske Statsministre 1897-2002, list, in Danish
Tidligere Regeringer i Danmark, by P. Sand, in Danish, 1901-
Persongalleri, from Plads til oss alle, in Danish
Denmark entries, from Leksikon.org, in Danish
Regeringsledere i Danmark, by Thomas Thorsen, in Danish
Printed Reference : Biographies related to Danish History

Alastair H. Thomas, Historical Dictionary of Denmark, Methuen : Scarecrow 1998, 512 pp.; KMLA Lib. Sign. R 948.9 T454h


Viking Age, until 1066

Gorm den Gamle (Gorm the Old) -958, Danish King
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, illustrated, 18 lines
Harald II., -1018, Danish regent
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 2 lines
Harald Blåtand (Harald I., Harold Bluetooth), -987, Danish King
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 18 lines
Hardeknud (Canute II., Hardicanute), 1018-1042, Danish King 1035-1042, English King 1040-1042
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 14 lines
... from British Monarchs, in English, 10 lines
Knud den Store (Knud I., Canute the Great), -1035, Danish, English King
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 20 lines
... from Viking Network, in English, 47 lines
... from British Monarchs, in English, 25 lines
Magnus den Gode (Magnus the Good), 1024-1047, Danish King 1042-1047
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 9 lines
Svend Estridsen (Svend II.), c.1020-1074, Danish King 1047-1074
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 7 lines
Svend Tveskæg (Svend I., Svein Haraldsson Forkbeard), -1014, Danish King
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 26 lines
... from British Monarchs, in English, 10 lines

Medieval Kingdom, until 1397 ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1340-1490

Abel, Danish King 1250-1252
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated
Absalon, Archbishop of Lund 1128-1201
... from Catholic Encyclopedia, 13 lines, 1907 edition
... from Skåne's Historiska Lexikon, in Swedish, entry 1180-1199
Christoffer I. (Kristofer I.), c.1219-1259, Danish King 1252-1259
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 28 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 2 lines
Christoffer II. uden land (Kristofer II.), 1276-1332, Danish King 1320-1326, 1329-1332
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 26 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 2 lines
Erik Ejegod (Erik I.), -1103, Danish King 1095-1103
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 29 lines
Erik Emune (Erik II.), -1137, Danish King 1134-1137
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 19 lines
Erik Klipping (Erik V.), c.1249-1284, Danish King 1259-1284
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, just an image
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 2 lines
Erik Lam (Erik III.), -1146, Danish King 1137-1146
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 22 lines
Erik Menved (Erik VI.), 1274-1319, Danish King 1286-1319
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 36 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 3 lines
Erik Plovpenning, Danish King 1241-1250
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated
Eskil, Archbishop of Lund, -1181
... from BBKL, in German, 14 lines, bibliography
Harald Hen (Harald III.), 1040-1080, Danish King 1074-1080
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 13 lines
Knud den Hellige (Knud II., Saint Knud), -1086, Danish King 1080-1086; soon after Danish Patron Saint
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, illustrated, 30 lines
Margrethe I. (Margareta), 1353-1412, Danish Queen 1375-1412
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated, 7 lines, bibliography
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 3 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 10 lines
... by Robert Warholm, in English, 5 lines
Niels, -1134, Danish King 1103-1134
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 52 lines
Oluf II. (Olaf II.), 1370-1387, Danish King 1375-1387
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 4 lines
Oluf Hunger (Olaf I., Olaf Hunger), -1095, Danish King 1086-1095
... from De Danske Konger fra Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 16 lines
Valdemar Sejr (Valdemar II.), Danish King 1202-1241
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated
Valdemar III., Danish King 1326-1329
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, 6 lines
Valdemar Atterdag (Valdemar IV.), c.1320-1375, Danish King 1340-1375
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated, 12 lines, bibliography, links
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 5 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, 23 lines, illustrated
Valdemar den Store (Valdemar I., the Great), Danish King 1154-1182
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated

Kalmar Union, 1397-1523 ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1340-1490,

Christian I. (Kristian I.), 1426-1481, King 1448-1481
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 51 lines
... from De Danske Konger frå Gorm de Gamle til idag, in Danish, illustrated, 50 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 4 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 55 lines
... ny Robert Warholm, in English, 8 lines
Christian II. (Kristian II.), 1481-1559, King 1513-1523
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 68 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 5 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 72 lines
... from EB 1911, in English, 132 lines; poor web edition
... by Robert Warholm, in English, 11 lines
Christoffer af Bajern (Kristofer af Bayern), 1416-1448, Danish King 1440-1448
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, illustrated
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 2 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 15 lines
... by Robert Warholm, in English, 7 lines
Erik XIII. af Pommern (Erik of Pomerania) 1382-1459 King 1397-1437 (1449)
... from Sveriges Regenter under 1000 Aar, in Swedish, 16 lines
... from Gladsaxegymnasium, in Danish, 12 lines, illustrated, bibliography
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 4 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 11 lines
... by Robert Warholm, in English, 11 lines
Hans, 1455-1513, King 1481-1513
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 44 lines
... from Nordens Regenter, in Swedish, 3 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 57 lines
... by Robert Warholm, in English, 8 lines

Kings and Estates, 1523-1660 ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1523-1660

Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680, Danish scientist
... from Galileo Project, detailed
Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601, Danish astronomer
... from Rice University, illustrated, extensive
... from Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in English, telegram style, 20 lines, illustrated
Bugenhagen, Johannes, 1485-1558, Lutheran reformer, wrote church ordonnances, among others for Denmark
... from Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in English, illustrated, 19 lines
... from BBKL, in German, extensive
... from EB 1911, 20 lines
Christian III., 1503-1559, King 1534-1559
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 43 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 55 lines
... from EB 1911, 61 lines
Christian IV., 1577-1648, King 1588-1648
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 69 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 82 lines
... from EB 1911, 117 lines
Frederik I., 1471-1533, King 1523-1533
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 27 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 32 lines
Frederik II., 1534-1588, King 1559-1588
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 43 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 49 lines
Frederik III., 1609-1670, King 1648-1670
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 58 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 62 lines
... from EB 1911, in English, 74 lines
Tausen, Hans, 1494-1561, bishop, church reformer, writer
... from Nordic Authors, 1 line, links
... from BBKL, in German, 25 lines, bibliography
... from EB 1911, 62 lines

Absolutism ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1660-1790, 1654-1680, 1680-1718

Bering, Vitus Jonassen, 1681-1741, Arctic explorer, claimed Alaska for Russia
... from infoplease, 13 lines
Bluhme, Johannes Bartolomaeus, 1681-1753, priest at the court of King Christian VI., pietist
... from BBKL, in German, extensive
Christian V., 1646-1699, King 1670-1699
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 50 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 50 lines
... from EB 1911, 18 lines
Christian VI., 1699-1746, King 1730-1746
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 35 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 37 lines
Christian VII., 1749-1808, King since 1766
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 58 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 71 lines
... from EB 1911, 14 lines
Frederik IV., 1671-1730, King 1699-1730
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 47 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 48 lines
Frederik V., 1723-1766, King 1746-1766
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 34 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 36 lines
Struensee, Johann Friedrich, 1737-1772, Danish Minister of State 1771-1772
... from infoplease, 8 lines
... from EB 1911 in English, 105 lines; poor web edition

French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1790-1914

Frederik VI., 1768-1839, King 1808-1839
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 63 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 71 lines

Early 19th Century ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1815-1848

Andersen, Hans Christian, 1805-1875, writer
... from Books and Writers, 112 lines, bibliography
Christian VIII., 1786-1848, King 1839-1848
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 43 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 44 lines
... from EB 1911, 36 lines
Grundtvig, Nikolai Frederik Severin, 1783-1872, priest and writer; founder of the Danish folk high school movement
... from Nordic Authors, in Swedish, illustrated, 8 lines, links
... from infoplease, in English, 9 lines
... from EB 1911, 53 lines
Kierkegård, Søren, 1813-1855, philosopher
... from Age of the Sage, extensive
Moltke, Adam Wilhelm von, 1785-1864, Danish prime minister 1842-1852
... from EB 1911
Ørsted, Hans Christian, 1777-1851, physicist
... from Eric Weisstein's World of Biography, 18 lines

Later 19th Century, 1848-1914 ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1815-1864, 1864-1914

Bajer, Fredrik, 1837-1922, awarded the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 111 lines
Christian IX., 1818-1906, Danish King 1863-1906
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 72 lines
... from EB 1911, 39 lines
Christian X., 1870-1947, Danish King 1912-1947
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 64 lines
Frederik VII., 1808-1863, King since 1848
... from Danske Konger, in Danish, illustrated, 83 lines
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 94 lines
Frederik VIII., 1843-1912, Danish King 1906-1912
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 22 lines
... from EB 1911, in English, 10 lines
Hall, Carl Christian, 1812-1888, minister of state 1867-1859, 1860-1863
... from EB 1911
Pio, Louis, 1841-1894, founder of Danish social democracy
... from Plads till oss alle, in Danish, illustrated, 47 lines
Ryberg Finsen, Niels, 1860-1904, awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 157 lines
Sehested, Hannibal, 1842-1924, minister of state 1900-1901
... from EB 1911

From World War I to World War II, 1914-1945 ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1914-1918, 1918-1920, 1920-1939, 1939-1945

Blixen, Karen, 1885-1962, Danish writer
... from Books and Writers, 98 lines, bibliography
Bohr, Niels Henrik David, 1885-1962, awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 144 lines
Buhl, Vilhelm, 1881-1954, minister of state 1942, 1945
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 37 lines
Christiansen, Ole Kirk, 1891-1958, entrepreneur, inventor of Lego blocks
... from about.com, 14 lines
Gjellerup, Karl, 1857-1919, awarded the 1917 Nobel Prize for Literature
... from Books and Writers, 58 lines, bibliography
Jensen, Johannes V., 1872-1950, awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize for Literature
... from Nordic Authors, brief, links
Pontoppidan, Henrik, 1857-1943, awarded the 1917 Nobel Prize for Literature
... from Books and Writers, 82 lines, bibliography
Stauning, Thorvald August Marinus, 1871-1942, minister of state 1924-1926, 1926-1942
... from Plads til oss alle, in Danish, illustrated, 47 lines
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 99 lines

Welfare State, 1945- ..... go to narrative history of Denmark 1945-1949, 1949-1969, 1969-1990

Bohr, Aage Niels, 1922-, awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Eric Weisstein's World of Biography, illustrated, 20 lines
Frederik IX., 1899-1972, King 1947-1972
... from Dansk Marinehistorie, illustrated, in Danish, focussing on his career as navy officer
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 45 lines
Hansen, Hans Christian, 1906-1960, minister of state 1955-1960
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 24 lines
Hedtoft, Hans, 1903-1955, minister of state 1947-1950, 1953-1955
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 63 lines
Jerne, Niels K., 1911-1994, awarded the 1984 Nobel Prize for Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 100 lines
Jørgensen, Anker Henrik, 1922-, minister of state 1972-1973, 1975-1982
... from Plads til oss alle, in Danish, illustrated, 46 lines
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 58 lines
Kampmann, Viggo, 1910-1976, minister of state 1960-1962
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 43 lines
Krag, Jens Otto, 1914-1978, minister of state 1962-1968, 1971-1972
... from Plads til oss alle, in Danish, illustrated, 43 lines
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 59 lines
Margrethe II., 1940-, Queen since 1972
... by Søren Kretzschmer, in Danish, illustrated, 24 lines
Mottelson, Benjamin Roy, 1926-, awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Eric Weisstein's World of Biography, 2 lines
Rasmussen, Anders Fogh, 1953-, Danish prime minister since 2001
... from A.F. Rasmussen Homepage, illustrated, 126 lines
Rasmussen, Poul Nyrup, 1943-, Danish minister of state 1993-2001
... from Leksikon.org, in Danish, illustrated, 32 lines







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