History of Denmark
The history of Denmark dates back about 12,000 years, to the end of the last ice age, with the earliest evidence of human inhabitation. The Danes were first documented in written sources around 500 AD...
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The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
View From Space Hints At A New Viking Site In North America
A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in ar...
Bronze Age Teenager Was Well-Traveled, Held High Status, Her Preserved Remains Show
The remains of a Bronze Age teenager discovered in Denmark reveal she came from far away, and artifacts found buried with her suggest someone of high status, researchers say. A new analysis of the wel...
Secret chamber hidden beneath ancient temple in Lebanon surprises archaeologists
Nothing ignites archaeological and historical curiosity more than an unexpected and mysterious discovery. A secret room newly uncovered by researchers at a Bronze Age temple in Sidon, Lebanon, is such
Thirty Years' War
Tribute to fallen hereos.
Viking Age - Timeline
This timeline presents the main events of the History of the Vikings from 793 AD to the establishment of Oslo as a major trade center. The timeline is presen...
Bronze Age
The smith in the Bronze age was a very important and magical figure.
Danes (Germanic tribe)
The Danes were a North Germanic tribe residing in what more or less comprise modern day Denmark during the Nordic Iron Age. They are mentioned in the 6th century in Jordanes' Getica, by Procopius, and...
Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandi...
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Cnut the Great
Cnut the Great (Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki; c. 985 or 995 – 12 November 1035), more commonly known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden, together often referred t...
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Valdemar I of Denmark
Valdemar I of Denmark (14 January 1131 – 12 May 1182), also known as Valdemar the Great, was King of Denmark from 1146 until his death in 1182.
He was the son of Canute Lavard, a chivalrous and po...
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Battle of Bornhöved (1227)
The (second) Battle of Bornhöved took place on 22 July 1227 near Bornhöved in Holstein. Count Adolf IV of Schauenburg and Holstein — leading an army consisting of troops from the cities of Lübeck and ...
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Kalmar Union
The Kalmar Union or Union of Calmar (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish: Kalmarunionen; Latin: Unio Calmariensis) was a state that brought together the Scandinavian nations from 1397 to 1523. It wa...
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Denmark-Norway
Denmark–Norway (Danish and Norwegian: Danmark–Norge; German: Dänemark–Norwegen) is a former political entity consisting of the united kingdoms of Denmark and Norway, including overseas No...
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Reformation in Denmark
The Reformation in Denmark–Norway and Holstein was the transition from Roman Catholicism to Lutheranism in the realms ruled by the Copenhagen-based House of Oldenburg in the first half of the sixteent...
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Danish overseas colonies
The Danish colonial empire (Danish: danske kolonier) denotes the colonies that Denmark (or Denmark-Norway until 1814) possessed from 1536 until c. 1945. At its apex the colonial empire spann...
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Thirty Years' War
The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. It was one of the most destructive conflicts in European history, and one of the longest.Initially a war between Pro...
Thirty Years' War - Wikipedia
Second Northern War
The Second Northern War (1655–60, also First or Little Northern War) was fought between Sweden and its adversaries the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1655–60), Russia (1656–58), Brandenburg-Prussia (...
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Great Northern War
The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe....
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Johann Friedrich Struensee
Count Johann Friedrich Struensee (5 August 1737 – 28 April 1772) was a German doctor. He became royal physician to the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark and a minister in the Danish governmen...
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Battle of Copenhagen (1801)
The Battle of Copenhagen (Danish: slaget på Reden) was an engagement which saw a British fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker fight and strategically defeat a Danish-Norwegian fleet ...
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Gunboat War
The Gunboat War (1807–1814) was the naval conflict between Denmark–Norway and the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The war's name is derived from the Danish tactic of employing small gunboats ...
Gunboat War - Wikipedia
Treaty of Kiel
The Treaty of Kiel (Norwegian: Kieltraktaten) or Peace of Kiel (Norwegian: Kielfreden or freden i Kiel) was concluded between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Sweden ...
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First Schleswig War
The First Schleswig War (German: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Krieg) or Three Years' War (Danish: Treårskrigen) was the first round of military conflict in southern Denmark and northern Germany ro...
First Schleswig War - Wikipedia
Second Schleswig War
The Second Schleswig War (Danish: 2. Slesvigske Krig; German: Deutsch-Dänischer Krieg) was the second military conflict as a result of the Schleswig-Holstein Question. It began on 1 February 1...
Second Schleswig War - Wikipedia
Scandinavian Monetary Union
The Scandinavian Monetary Union (Danish: Den skandinaviske møntunion, Swedish: Skandinaviska myntunionen, Norwegian: Den skandinaviske myntunion) was a monetary union formed by Denmark and...
Scandinavian Monetary Union - Wikipedia
Schleswig Plebiscites
The Schleswig plebiscites were two plebiscites, organized according to section XII, articles 109 to 114 of the Treaty of Versailles of June 28, 1919, in order to determine the future border between De...
Schleswig Plebiscites - Wikipedia
Occupation of Denmark
During much of World War II, Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany. The occupation began with Operation Weserübung on April 9, 1940, and lasted until German forces withdrew at the end of World War II f...
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