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    The Advenures of Beowulf   The Advenures of Beowulf
Beowulf, written in Old English sometime before the tenth century A.D., describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. A rich fabric of fact and fancy, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Beowu...
 
    The Viking Age   The Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandinavian Norsemen explored Europe by its seas and ri...
 
    Margaret I of Denmark, Norway, Sweden   Margaret I of Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Margaret I was queen consort of Norway and Sweden, omnipotent ruler of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and founder of the Kalmar Union, which united the Scandinavian countries for over a century. De facto a queen regnant, the laws of contemporary Danish...
 
    King Eric of Pomerania   King Eric of Pomerania
Eric of Pomerania was King Eric III of Norway (13891442) Norwegian Eirik, King Eric VII of Denmark (13961439), and King of Sweden (13961439) known there mainly as Erik av Pommern. He was the first King of the Nordic Kalmar Union, succeeding his ad...
 
    Christian I of Denmark   Christian I of Denmark
Christian I was a Danish monarch of the Oldenburg dynasty, King of Denmark (14481481), Norway (14501481) and Sweden (14571464), under the Kalmar Union. In Sweden his short tenure as monarch was preceded by regents, Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna and E...
 
    Christian II of Denmark   Christian II of Denmark
Christian II was a Danish monarch and King of Denmark, Norway (1513 1523) and Sweden (1520 1521), under the Kalmar Union. Christian was born the son of King Hans of Denmark and Christina of Saxony, at Nyborg Castle in 1481 and succeeded his fathe...
 
    Isabella of Austria   Isabella of Austria
Isabella of Austria (also known as Isabella or Elisabeth of Burgundy, of Habsburg, or of Castile), Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Castile and Princess of Burgundy by birth and Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway by her marriage to King Christian...
 
    Christian III of Denmark and Norway   Christian III of Denmark and Norway
Christian III was king of Denmark and Norway from 153459. Early in his reign, he allied with Gustavus I of Sweden to defeat the German city of Lübeck in 1536. That victory broke the power of the Hanseatic League and made the Danish fleet supreme in...
 
    Reformation Iconoclasm, Europe   Reformation Iconoclasm, Europe
Some of the Protestant reformers, in particular Andreas Karlstadt, Huldrych Zwingli and John Calvin, encouraged the removal of religious images by invoking the Decalogue's prohibition of idolatry and the manufacture of graven images of God. As a res...
 
    Tycho Brahe, Danish Astronomer   Tycho Brahe, Danish Astronomer
Tycho Brahe was born in Skane, then in Denmark, now in Sweden. His contributions to astronomy were enormous. He not only designed and built instruments, he also calibrated them and checked their accuracy periodically. He thus revolutionized astronomi...
 
    Christian IV of Denmark and Norway   Christian IV of Denmark and Norway
Christian IV 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...
 
    Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway   Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway
Frederick III was king of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death. He also governed under the name Frederick II as diocesan administrator (colloquially referred to as prince-bishop) of the Prince-Bishopric of Verden (162329 and again 163444),...
 
    The Thirty Years' War   The Thirty Years' War
Thirty Years' War, series of European conflicts lasting from 1618 to 1648, involving most of the countries of western Europe, and fought mainly in Germany. At first the struggle was primarily based on the profound religious antagonism engendered amon...
 
    Dieterich Buxtehude, Composer   Dieterich Buxtehude, Composer
Dieterich Buxtehude was a German-Danish organist and a highly regarded composer of the Baroque period. His organ works comprise a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and church services. He wrote in...
 
    Frederick IV of Denmark   Frederick IV of Denmark
Frederick IV was the king of Denmark and Norway from 1699 until his death. Frederick was the son of Christian V and Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). For much of Frederik IV's reign Denmark was engaged in the Great Northern War (17...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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