Frederick V of Denmark

Frederick V of Denmark

King of Denmark and Norway
Born Mar 31, 1723

Frederick V was king of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1746 until his death, son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. "Prudentia et Constantia" was the motto he chose for his reign.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Frederick V of Denmark.


1723 Birth Frederick was born on 31 March 1723 at Copenhagen Castle. … Read More
1730 7 Years Old On 12 October 1730, King Frederick IV died and Frederick's father ascended the throne as King Christian VI. … Read More


1743 20 Years Old He was married at Altona, Holstein, on 11 December 1743 to Princess Louise of Great Britain, daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach. … Read More
1744 21 Years Old The Norwegian Masonic historian Karl Ludvig Tørrisen Bugge claims that Frederik V as crown prince was included in the Copenhagen Masonic Lodge St. Martin. This was probably third June 1744, and inspired by the Prussian king Frederick the Great who was also included in a masonic lodge in his youth. … Read More
1748 25 Years Old …  This change was influenced by his first wife, and in 1748 Nicolai Eigtved's Komediehus (Playhouse) on Kongens Nytorv was opened, and the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen was also founded under his name and officially inaugurated on 31 March 1754, his 31st birthday. … Read More
1752 29 Years Old A new marriage for the king, arranged by Moltke, took place at Frederiksborg Palace on 8 July 1752 to Frederick the Great of Prussia's sister-in-law Duchess Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. … Read More


1760 37 Years Old In 1760 Frederick broke his leg in a drunken accident, which greatly weakened him. … Read More


1766 43 Years Old Died on January 14, 1766.
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