The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old, making it the fourth oldest continuous monarchy in the world still existing today, the oldest being the Imperial House of Japan, and the oldest monarchy in Europe to still exist.
The modern Kingdom of Denmark dates back to Harthacnut's son, Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle), who reigned in the early 10th century.
Charles X Gustav suddenly died of an illness in early 1660, while planning an invasion of Norway.
Count Christian of Oldenburg, descendant of Valdemar IV's aunt Richeza, was chosen as his successor and became the next monarch of Denmark, ruling under the name Christian I.The exact extent of Harald's kingdom is unknown, although it's reasonable to believe that it stretched from the defensive line of Dannevirke, including the Viking city of Hedeby, across Jutland, the Danish isles and into southern present day Sweden; Scania and perhaps Halland.Furthermore, the Jelling stones attests that Harald had also "won" Norway.However, this time the Danes did not panic or surrender.Instead, they decided to fight and prepared to defend Copenhagen.
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The Monarchy of Denmark, colloquially known as the Danish Monarchy, is a constitutional institution and a historic office of the Kingdom of Denmark.The Kingdom includes not only Denmark, but the autonomous regions of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.Frederick III had stayed in his capital and now encouraged the citizens of Copenhagen to resist the Swedes, by saying he would "die in his nest", rather than to evacuate to safety in Norway. Furthermore, this unprovoked declaration of war by Sweden finally triggered the alliance that Denmark–Norway had with the Netherlands, and a powerful Dutch fleet was sent to Copenhagen with vital supplies and reinforcements, which saved the city from being captured during the Swedish attack.In 1657, during the Second Northern War, King Frederick III launched a war of revenge against Sweden which turned into a complete disaster.
The war became a disaster for two reasons: Primarily, because Denmark's new powerful ally, the Netherlands, remained neutral as Denmark was the aggressor and Sweden the defender.Originally an elective monarchy, it became hereditary only in the 17th century during the reign of Frederick III.A decisive transition to a constitutional monarchy occurred in 1849 with the writing of the first Constitution.The first King of a united Scotland was King Kenneth Mac Alpin who died around 80 years before Gorm the Old was born.The Danes were united and officially Christianized in 965 CE by Harald Bluetooth, the story of which is recorded on the Jelling stones.