Christian IV and Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
Name: Christian IV
Birth: April 12, 1577
Child of: Frederik II and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Marriage: 27. November 1597 to Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, after her death, he married Kirsten Munk to the left hand.
Within the marriage with Anne Catherine: Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Princess Sophie, Princess Elisabeth, Frederik III, Duke Ulrik
With Kirsten Madsdatter: Christian Ulrik Gyldenløve
With Karen Andersdatter: Dorothea Elisabeth Christiansdatter, Hans Ulrik Gyldenløve
With Kirsten Munk: Anne Cathrine, Sophie Elisabeth, Leonora Christina, Valdemar Christian, Elisabeth Augusta, Frederik Christian, Christiane, Hedevig, Marie Cathrine, Dorothea Elisabeth
With Vibeke Kruuse: Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve, Elisabeth Sofie Gyldenløve
(as well as some stillborn children)
Death: 28 February 1648
Throne passed to: Frederik III
The longest ruling Danish monarch - ruled for 60 years, from 1588 to 1648.
Founded the Norwegian cities of Christiania (Oslo), and Kristiansand. The Quart festival in Kristiansand, where Haakon and Mette-Marit met, is named after him.