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Daemon
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Christian III of Denmark and Norway (1503)

Christian III was king of Denmark and Norway from 1534 to 1559. Early in his reign, he allied with Sweden to defeat the German city of Lübeck, which had invaded Denmark in an attempt to reinstate the deposed Christian II. That victory broke the power of the Hanseatic League and made the Danish fleet supreme in northern waters. As ruler, Christian established Lutheranism in Denmark and laid the foundation for the absolutist Danish monarchy of the 17th century. On what holiday did Christian die? More...
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The biggest problem I face in trying to understand European history is that it has too many names: names of people, many with similar names, and of states.
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He died on New Year's Day 1559 at Koldinghus and was interred in Roskilde Cathedral
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He made the Lutheran Church the State Church of Schleswig-Holstein with the Church Ordinance of 1528.
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