Frederik VII

The Giver of the Constitution

Jens Gunni Busck

This book is part of the Crown Series, a series of small books on the Danish monarchy and related subjects. It tells the story of Frederik VII who ruled Denmark from 1848 until 1863.
Date Published :
September 2018
Publisher :
Editor :
Birgit Jenvold
Contributor(s) :
Peter Sean Woltemade
Series :
Crown Series
Illustration :
40 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9788793229792
Pages : 60
Dimensions : 8.25 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Frederik VII ruled Denmark from 1848 until 1863. In 1849 he introduced Denmark’s first constitution. Despite his great weaknesses as a ruler, he is one of the most remarkable figures among the Danish monarchs. He was an odd individual with a rather unstable temperament, and in many ways he was a black sheep within the royal family. In particular, Frederik VII provoked people with his marriage to Countess Danner, but at the same time he added a completely new popular dimension to the monarchy. Frederik VII had a sense of the mood of the people that enabled him to become something as paradoxical as a royal icon of democracy in Denmark.

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