On This Day: June 10th

On the June 10th 1523 Copenhagen was surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, this was due to the city not recognising him as the successor to his nephew Christian II of Denmark. Christian II was the King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, he was forced to abdicate the throne by a large amount of disloyal nobles.

Frederick I of Denmark ruled from 1523 to his death in 1533, this was despite the fact he apparently never learned to speak Danish and despite becoming king he stayed in his estate in Schleswig. It should be noted that Frederick was offered the throne upon the death of his brother John in 1513, he refused at that time leading to his nephew Christian II taking the throne.

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