Frederick Denmark

Frederick Denmark

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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  • 1766
    Age 42
    Died on January 14, 1766.
  • 1760
    Age 36
    In 1760 Frederick broke his leg in a drunken accident, which greatly weakened him.
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  • 1752
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1748
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1744
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 1743
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1730
    Age 6
    On 12 October 1730, King Frederick IV died and Frederick's father ascended the throne as King Christian VI.
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  • 1723
    Frederick was born on 31 March 1723 at Copenhagen Castle.
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