Valdemar IV 'Atterdag' Christofsson, King of Denmark b. 1320, d. 1375
Valdemar IV 'Atterdag' Christofsson, King of Denmark was born in 1320. He was the son of Christopher II Eriksson, King of Denmark and Euphamia of Pomerania. He married Hedwig von Schleswig, daughter of Erik II Herzog von Schleswig and Adelheid von Holstein, in 1340. He died in 1375. He succeeded to the title of King Valdemar IV of Denmark in 1340. Children of Valdemar IV 'Atterdag' Christofsson, King of Denmark and Hedwig von Schleswig: Valdemar Atterdag and queen Helvig had the children:
Citations [S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), page 143. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession. [S16] Louda and MacLagan, Lines of Succession, table 16. [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 149. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World. [S16] Louda and MacLagan, Lines of Succession, table 17.
King Valdemar Atterdag 1320 - 1375 King 1340 - 1375
Valdemar Atterdag was son of Christoffer 2nd and queen Eufemia. In 1340 married to Helvig, daughter of duke Erik 2nd Valdemarsen of Slesvig and Adelheid of Holsten, and sister to Valdemar 3rd.
KING OF DENMARK (1340–75) Waldemar IV (Valdemar Atterdag), c.1320–1375. He became king of a land completely dismembered by foreign rulers, but his ambition, unscrupulousness, and military ability enabled him to unite his kingdom by 1361. Waldemar IV married his daughter Margaret I to Haakon VI, king of Norway, in an effort to unite Denmark and Norway. He interfered in Germany on behalf of his kinsman, the margrave of Brandenburg. His conquest of Skane, in violation of a treaty with the Swedish king, gave him control of the lucrative fishing industry, and his defeat (1362) of the Hanseatic League secured him temporary possession of Gotland. In 1368, however, the Hanseatic towns, Mecklenburg, Sweden, and Holstein formed a coalition against him. Defeated, Waldemar was forced to consent (1370) to the humiliating Treaty of Stralsund, which granted freedom of trade in Denmark to the Hanseatic League. He was succeeded by Margaret's son, Olaf, under his parents' regency.
See F. Pratt, The Third King (1950).
FOR PROFILES AND SUCCESSION OF DANISH ROYALTY, SEE: http://www.danmarkskonger.dk/king29.htm
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