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List of Danish consorts

 

List of Danish consorts

Due to unions, the queens of 1380–1814 were also queens of Norway, and the queens of 1389–1520 were also (though with interruptions) queens of Sweden.

Queen consort of Denmark

House of Knýtling

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Thyra Danebod Thyra may have been the daughter of one of the regional Danish chiefs, probably from southern Jutland. Claims that Thyra was a daughter of King Harald Klak have been discounted due to the impossibility of the ages of the persons involved. Thyra was the daughter of Aethelred, King of England according to the Gesta Danorum.[1] Presumably Aethelred I, king of Wessex, is intended: if Aethelred II, king of England, then this is anachronistic. 900
husband's accession
935 Gorm
Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden
[legendary]
Olof (II) Björnsson
(Munsö)
- 952 970 Harald I
Tove of the Obotrites
[2]
Mstivoj - 970 985/6
husband's death
-
Gunhild of Wenden
[legendary]
[2][3][4]
Burislav of Wendland perhaps identical to Sigrid and or the daughter of Mieszko I. Sweyn I
Sigrid Storråda
[legendary]
[2][3][4]
Skagul Toste Den Store Danske Encyklopædi identifies the consort of Sweyn I as Gunhild, and considers the Sigrid the Haughty of the sagas to be based on her, but predominantly a work of "complete fiction". Source: Den Store Danske Encyklopædi, CD-ROM edition, entries Gunhild and Sigrid Storråde.
(name unknown)
[2][3][4]
Mieszko I of Poland
(Piast)
perhaps identical to one or both of previous
Emma of Normandy
[2][4]
Richard I, Duke of Normandy
(Normandy)
985 July 1017 12 November 1035
husband's death
6 March 1052 Canute II

House of Estridsen

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Gyda Anundsdotter of Sweden Anund Jacob of Sweden
(Munsö)
- 1047/48 1048/49 Sweyn II
Gunnhildr Sveinsdóttir
[3]
Sveinn Hákonarson - 1050 1051/52
marriage annulled
1060
Margareta Hasbjörnsdatter jarl Asbjörn Ulfsen - 1076 17 April 1080
husband's death
- Harald III
Adela of Flanders Robert I, Count of Flanders
(Flanders)
1064 17 April 1080 10 July 1086
husband's death
April 1115 Canute IV
Ingegerd Haraldsdotter of Norway
[3][5]
Harald III of Norway
(Hardrada)
1046 1070 10 July 1086
husband's accession
18 August 1095
husband's death
1120 Olaf I
Boedil Thurgotsdatter Earl Thrugot Fagerskind 1056 before 1086 18 August 1095
husband's accession
10 July 1103
husband's death
late 1103 Eric I
Margaret Fredkulla Ingesdotter of Sweden
[2]
Inge I of Sweden
(Stenkil)
1080s 1105 4 November 1130 Niels
Ulvhild Håkansdotter
[3]
Haakon Finnsson
(Thjotta)
1095 1130 4 June 1134
husband's defeat
1148
Malmfred Mstislavna of Kiev
[2]
Mstislav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
(Rurikids)
1105 1131 4 June 1134
husband's accession
18 July 1137
husband's abdication
after 1137 Eric II
Lutgard of Salzwedel Rudolf, Margrave of Salzwedels
(Udonen)
1110 1144 8 August 1146
husband's abdication
29/30 January 1152 Eric III
Adela of Meissen Conrad, Margrave of Meissen
(Wettin)
- 1152 23 October 1157
husband's murder
23 October 1181 Sweyn III
Helena Sverkersdotter of Sweden Sverker I of Sweden
(Sverker)
1130s 1156 9 August 1157
husband's murder
after 1157 Canute V
Sophia of Minsk
[6]
Prince Volodar of Minsk
(Rurikids)
1138/41 1157 12 May 1182
husband's death
5 May 1198 Valdemar I
Gertrude of Bavaria
[7]
Henry the Lion
(Welf)
1152/55 February 1177 12 May 1182
husband's accession
1 June 1197 Canute VI
Dagmar of Bohemia
[6][7]
Ottokar I of Bohemia
(Přemysl)
1186 1205 24 May 1212/13 Valdemar II
Berengaria of Portugal
[6][7]
Sancho I of Portugal
(Burgundy)
1191/14 December 1194 18/24 May 1214 27 March/1 April 1221
Eleanor of Portugal
[6][7]
Afonso II of Portugal
(Burgundy)
1211 24 June 1229
as junior-queen consort
13 May 1231 Valdemar the Young
Jutta of Saxony
[7]
Albert I, Duke of Saxony
(Ascania)
1223 17 November 1239 17 November 1239
as junior-queen consort
28 March 1241
husband's accession as sole king
10 August 1250
husband's death
before 2 February 1267 Eric IV
Mechtild of Holstein
[6][7]
Adolf IV, Count of Holstein
(Schaumburg)
1220/25 25 April 1237 1 November 1250
husband's accession
29 June 1252
husband's death
1288 Abel
Margaret Sambirsdatter
[7]
Sambor II, Duke of Pomerania
(Sobiesław)
1230 1248 25 December 1252
husband's accession
29 May 1259
husband's death
1 December 1282 Christopher I
Agnes of Brandenburg
[7]
John I, Margrave of Brandenburg
(Ascania)
1257 11 November 1273 22 November 1286
husband's death
29 September 1304 Eric V
Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden
[7]
Magnus III of Sweden
(Bjelbo)
1277 June 1296 5 April/15 August 1319 Eric VI
Euphemia of Pomerania
[7]
Bogislaw IV, Duke of Pomerania
(Pomerania)
1285 1300 25 January 1320
husband's accession
26 July 1330 Christopher II
Elizabeth of Holstein-Rendsburg
[7]
Henry I, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg
(Schauenburg)
1300 1330
as junior-queen consort
1331
divorce
before 1340 Eric Christoffersen of Denmark
Interregnum (1332–1340)
Helvig of Schleswig
[8][9][7]
Eric II, Duke of Schleswig
(Abelslægten)
- before 4 June 1340 1355
enter convent
1374
death
Valdemar IV

House of Pomerania

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Philippa of England
[2][3][7][8][9]
Henry IV of England
(Lancaster)
4 June 1394 26 October 1406 7 January 1430 Eric VII

House of Palatinate-Neumarkt

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Dorothea of Brandenburg
[2][3][8][10][7][9]
John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
(Hohenzollern)
1430/31 12 September 1445 6 January 1448
husband's death
10 November 1495 Christopher III

House of Oldenburg

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Dorothea of Brandenburg
[2][3][6][11][12][13][7][8][9]
John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
(Hohenzollern)
1430/31 28 October 1449 21 May 1481
husband's death
10 November 1495 Christian I
Christina of Saxony
[2][3][7][8][9][12]
Ernest, Elector of Saxony
(Wettin)
25 December 1461 6 September 1478 21 May 1481
husband's ascession
20 February 1513
husband' death
8 December 1521 John
Isabella of Austria
[2][3][7][8][9][12]
Philip I of Castile
(Habsburg)
18 July 1501 12 August 1515 20 January 1523
husband's desposition
19 January 1526 Christian II
Sophie of Pomerania
[2][7][8][9][12]
Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
(Pomerania)
1498 9 October 1518 13 April 1523
husband's ascession
10 April 1533
husband's death
13 May 1568 Frederick I
Interregnum (1533–1534)
Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
[2][7][8][9][12]
Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
(Ascania)
9 July 1511 29 October 1525 4 July 1534
husband's ascession
1 January 1559
husband's death
7 October 1571 Christian III
Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
[2][7][8][9][12]
Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Güstrow)
4 September 1557 20 July 1572 4 April 1588
husband's death
14 October 1631 Frederick II
Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
[2][7][8][9][12]
Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
(Hohenzollern)
26 June 1575 27 November 1597 8 April 1612 Christian IV
Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
[2][7][8][9][12]
George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Brunswick-Lüneburg)
24 March 1628 1 October 1643 28 February 1648
husband's ascession
9 February 1670
husband's death
20 February 1685 Frederick III
Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
[2][7][8][9][12]
William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
27 April 1650 25 June 1667 9 February 1670
husband's ascession
25 August 1699
husband's death
27 March 1714 Christian V
Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
[2][7][8][9][12]
Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Güstrow)
28 August 1667 5 December 1695 25 August 1699
husband's ascession
15 March 1721 Frederick IV
Anne Sophie Reventlow
[2][7][8][9][12]
Conrad, Count Reventlow
(Reventlow)
16 April 1693 4 April 1721 12 October 1730
husband's death
7 January 1743
Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
[2][7][8][9][12]
Christian Heinrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach
(Hohenzollern)
28 November 1700 7 August 1721 12 October 1730
husband's ascession
6 August 1746
husband's death
27 May 1770 Christian VI
Louise of Great Britain
[2][7][8][9][12]
George II of Great Britain
(Hanover)
7 December 1724 11 December 1743 6 August 1746
husband's ascession
19 December 1751 Frederick V
Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
[2][7][8][9][12]
Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Brunswick-Bevern)
4 September 1729 8 July 1752 13 January 1766
husband's death
10 October 1796
Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
[2][7][8][9][12]
Frederick, Prince of Wales
(Hanover)
11 July 1751 8 November 1766 10 May 1775 Christian VII
Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel
[2][8][12][14][7][9]
Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
28 October 1767 31 July 1790 13 March 1808
husband's ascession
3 December 1839
husband's death
21 March/22 March 1852 Frederick VI
Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
[8][12][7][9][14]
Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
(Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)
28 June 1796 22 May 1815 3 December 1839
husband's ascession
20 January 1848
husband's death
9 March 1881 Christian VIII

House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
[7][8][9][14]
Landgrave William of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
7 September 1817 26 May 1842 15 November 1863
husband's ascession
29 September 1898 Christian IX
Louise of Sweden
[7][8][9]
Charles XV of Sweden
(Bernadotte)
31 October 1851 28 July 1869 29 January 1906
husband's ascession
14 May 1912
husband's death
20 March 1926 Frederick VIII
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
[7][8][9][15]
Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
(Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
24 December 1879 26 April 1898 14 May 1912
husband's ascession
20 April 1947
husband's death
28 December 1952 Christian X
Ingrid of Sweden
[7][8][9]
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
(Bernadotte)
28 March 1910 24 May 1935 20 April 1947
husband's ascession
14 January 1972
husband's death
7 November 2000 Frederick IX
Henri de Laborde de Monpezat André, Count de Laborde de Monpezat
(Laborde de Monpezat)
11 June 1934 10 June 1967 14 January 1972 Incumbent - Margrethe II

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