Christian VIII of Denmark

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Christian VIII (18 September 1786 – 20 January 1848) was King of Denmark from 1839 to 1848 and, as Christian Frederick, King of Norway in 1814.[1]

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Christian VIII
Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner, 1845
King of Denmark
Reign3 December 1839 – 20 January 1848
Coronation28 June 1840
Frederiksborg Palace Chapel
PredecessorFrederick VI
SuccessorFrederick VII
King of Norway
Reign17 May – 10 October 1814
PredecessorFrederick VI
SuccessorCharles II
Born(1786-09-18)18 September 1786
Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
Died20 January 1848(1848-01-20) (aged 61)
Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
(m. 1806; div. 1810)
IssueFrederick VII
Christian Frederick
FatherFrederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (officially)
Frederick von Blücher (rumored)
MotherDuchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
SignatureChristian VIII's signature

Christian Frederick was the eldest son of Hereditary Prince Frederick, a younger son of King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway. As his cousin Frederick VI had no sons, Christian Frederick was heir presumptive to the throne from 1808.

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