Konge Christian VIII Friedrich af Danmark

Konge Christian VIII Friedrich af Danmark

Male 1786 - 1848  (61 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Christian VIII Friedrich af Danmark 
    Prefix Konge 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 18 Sep 1786  Slot Christianborg, København Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1848  Slot Amalienborg, København Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7932  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2002 

    Father Konge Frederik af Danmark,   b. 11 Oct 1753, København Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1805, København Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Herzogin Sophia Friederike von Mecklenburg-Schwerin,   b. 24 Aug 1758, Schwerin, Mecklenburg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1794, København Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1774  København Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F3524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte Friederike von Mecklenburg-Schwerin,   b. 4 Dec 1784, Ludwigslust Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1840, Roma, Latium, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1806  Ludwigslust Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Konge Frederik VII Karl Christian af Danmark,   b. 6 Oct 1808, Amalienborg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1863, Glucksburg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F3523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Caroline Amalie zu Schleswig-Holstein,   b. 28 Jun 1796, København Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1881, København Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 May 1815  Augustenburg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1786 - Slot Christianborg, København Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1848 - Slot Amalienborg, København Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 17.5.-10.10.1814 King of Norway

      Towards constitutional monarchy
      By the time of the Kiel peace treaty of 1814 the Danish Prince Christian Frederik, heir to the throne of Denmark-Norway, was already on the scene He objected to Norway being handed over to England´s ally, Sweden. He also said the treaty invalidated his right of succession to the Norwegian throne, adding that if Norway wanted him as king he would have to be elected - which he knew would strengthen his position. The pro-independence assembly at Eidsvold elected him king on 17 May, the day the Constitution was adopted - still a day of national celebration for all Norwegians. But Sweden claimed Norway as agreed in return for Finland and opened hostilities. Military confrontation was not Christian Frederik´s strong point, and when it was clear the Norwegian throne would go to Sweden, he abdicated and left Norway. Christian Frederik has been blamed for bungling events until Norway had no other choice but union with Sweden. However, he had few options. His importance lay in his role as a rallying-point for the men of Eidsvold when they drew up the Constitution. This alone secures Christian Frederik's short reign its place in Norway's constitutional history.


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