Margaret Oldenburg, Princess of Denmark was born on 23 June 1456. She was the daughter of Christian I Oldenburg, King of Denmark and Norway and Dorothea von Hohenzollern. She married James III Stewart, King of Scotland, son of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie van Egmont-Gelre, on 13 July 1469 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.2 She died on 14 July 1486 at age 30 at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3 She was buried at Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3 She gained the title of Princess Margaret of Denmark.1 From 13 July 1469, her married name became Stewart.2 Children of Margaret Oldenburg, Princess of Denmark and James III Stewart, King of Scotland James IV Stewart, King of Scotland+2 b. 17 Mar 1472/73, d. 9 Sep 1513 James Stewart, Duke of Ross4 b. Mar 1475/76, d. 12 Jan 1504 John Stewart, Earl of Mar4 b. bt 16 Jul 1479 - 12 Jul 1480, d. 11 Mar 1502/3
THE KALMAR UNION 1397-1523
The most important aspect of the Kalmar Union was the personal union between the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Also included in this fellowship was Finland, that was a part of Sweden (until 1809), and Iceland, Greenland, the Faroes and the Shetland archipelago, belonging to Norway, meaning that the union encompassed all of the Nordic countries. The formal marking of the unification took place in the Swedish city of Kalmar, where Erik of Pomerania was crowned king of all three realms in 1397. The union’s centre of power was located in Denmark, but all the countries were principally ruled according to their own laws and traditions. The union was, with short breaks, maintained from 1397 to 1448. Following this, only the personal union with Norway – with a few interruptions – remained in effect (until 1814), while the Danish kings only managed to rule in Sweden for brief periods until Sweden definitively seceded by proclaiming Gustav Vasa king of Sweden in 1523.
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