Frederick IX of Denmark

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Frederik IX of Denmark (Frederick Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, March 11, 1899January 14, 1972) was King of Denmark from 1947 until 1972.

Frederick was educated at the Danish Naval Academy (breaking Danish royal tradition by choosing a naval instead of an army career) and the University of Copenhagen.

He married Princess Ingrid of Sweden on May 24, 1935. They had three daughters,

When he had no sons, in accordance with Denmark's Salic law, it was expected that his brother would inherit the throne. However, in 1953, an Act of Succession was passed, changing the method of succession from Salic law to cognatic primogeniture, meaning that his eldest daughter, Margrethe, could succeed if he had no sons. The King never did have any sons, so Princess Margrethe did succeed, as Margrethe II.


Preceded by:
Christian X
King of Denmark
19471972
Succeeded by:
Margrethe II

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