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Information about reign: Frederik 7. (King Frederick VII)

From20 January 1848
To15 November 1863
Personal InformationKing Frederick VII of Denmark (1808 - 1863)

Frederick VII (Frederik Carl Christian) was King of Denmark from 1848 to 1863. He was the last Danish monarch of the older Royal branch of the House of Oldenburg and also the last king of Denmark to rule as an absolute monarch. During his reign, he signed a constitution that established a Danish parliament and made the country a constitutional monarchy. Frederick's motto was The people's love, my strength.

The royal style of King Frederick VII was: "By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg".