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List of Danish monarchs

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This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union. This includes:

Gorm the Old was the first Danish monarch who is known to be a real person. All reigns before him are dubious. Denmark has one of the longest running unbroken lines of succession in the world, second only to that of the Japanese emperors.

The house of Oldenburg held the Danish Crown between 1448 and 1863, when it passed to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The kingdom had been elective until 1660, and until 1864 it was also united in personal union with the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. Danish name forms are given in parenthesis.

List of dubious Danish monarchs

See: List of Dubious Danish Kings

Note: Above list of dubious kings affected the numbering of subsequent Danish monarchs:

  1. Harold Bluetooth is sometimes accounted as Harald II and hence Harald II Svendsen as III and Harald Hen as IV.
  2. Canute the Great as Knud II.

List of Danish monarchs

House of Oldenburg

The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

See also

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