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norwegianne 08-25-2006 11:49 AM

King Christian X
 
Name: Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm

Birth: 26. September, 1870.

Child of: Frederik VIII and Queen Louise (Lovisa)

Reign: 1912 [father's death] - 1947 [own death]. (Note: King of Iceland until 1944)

Motto: "Min Gud, mit Land, min re" My God, my country, my honour.

Marriage: 26. April, 1898 to Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Children: Frederik (b. 1899) and Knud (b. 1900)

Death: 1947.

Throne passed to: Frederik IX

Notes:

Brother of King Haakon VII of Norway.

Royal Library thread: Stories about Christian X of Denmark

Source: http://www.kongehuset.no

Furienna 10-15-2006 07:41 PM

King Christian X.
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Queen Alexandrine.
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1636/475zz3.jpg

magnik 10-16-2006 02:45 PM

Christian X 1912 - 1947
Born on the 26 of September 1870. Parents: King Frederik VIII and Queen Lovisa (ne Princess of Sweden). King on the 14 of May 1912 upon the death of his father.
Married on the 26 of April 1998 to Alexandrine, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Sons: Frederik IX, Knud.
When Iceland became an independant Kingdom in 1918, Christian became King of Iceland. As such he was deposed in 1944.
He was politically very active, until he lost his functions during the German occupation 1940-1945.
He died on the 20 of April 1947 and was succeeded by his son, Frederik IX.
Motto: My God, My Country, My Honour

Photos of Christian X and family on Brigitte Gastel Lloyd site http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...enmark1870.htm

Genealogy and not only of Christian X http://geneweb.inria.fr/roglo?lang=e...ristian+X&t=PN

Furienna 10-31-2006 10:13 PM

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King Christian X.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1636/475zz3.jpg
Queen Alexandrine.

acdc1 06-08-2007 05:13 PM

Was he the one that did not get along with Marie Feodorovna of Russia? I know she stayed with one of the Christian's after the revolution, and they fought tooth and nail.

Furienna 06-08-2007 06:28 PM

Maria Feodorovna would have been his aunt. It's possible. Can someone verify this?

flcty 06-08-2007 06:39 PM

I just saw one of the "A Royal Family: The Father In Law of Europe" episodes. I recall it said that she was extremely hard to get along with - one incident, something about saving electricity [Chris X] [?] Marie did the opposite and turned all the lights on in a palace [?]

ysbel 06-08-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Furienna
Maria Feodorovna would have been his aunt. It's possible. Can someone verify this?

Yes, Marie Feodorvna was the younger sister of Christian's father, King Frederik VIII. She had been christened Princess Dagmar in Denmark and had been betrothed to the Russian tsarevich, Nicholas, while a young girl. Nixa died and Dagmar married his younger brother, later to become Alexander III. She changed her name to Marie Feodorovna at that time.

norwegianne 06-09-2007 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flctylu
I just saw one of the "A Royal Family: The Father In Law of Europe" episodes. I recall it said that she was extremely hard to get along with - one incident, something about saving electricity [Chris X] [?] Marie did the opposite and turned all the lights on in a palace [?]

It is one episode of their relationship, that is often brought into the light.

Marie/Dagmar was most likely used to the wealth/power she'd had in Russia. Denmark at the time, however, was not a wealthy country, and I've read, in the biography about Frederik IX, that the King even chose to get less money from the state than he'd done before - possibly as to not incite the people's ire.

JPhinala 02-15-2008 11:59 AM

The story goes something like this:

King Christian X, irritated at the Dowager Empress, send a messanger to tell her that if she was not going to be in every room of her suite if she would please turn off the lights. Seeing as the Dowager had company and was very much embarresed she sent her footman to "turn on every light in the wing" and he did. From the attic to the cellar.

JPhinala 02-15-2008 12:01 PM

Christian X made a speech in August of 1943 against the occupying forces which resulted in his imprisonment for the remainder of the war. Does anyone know here I can find a copy of this speech? Preferably in English but I can translate it if I have to. Thanks!

PssMarie-Elisabeth 07-23-2008 01:01 PM

Crown Princess Lovisa & little Prince Christian

http://i36.tinypic.com/ofne3k.jpg

* Notice the 1870's sleeve collar on her dress* :rolleyes:

PssMarie-Elisabeth 07-23-2008 01:06 PM

Christian X & Queen Alexandrine
 
http://i37.tinypic.com/x5e3vr.jpg

Furienna 07-23-2008 07:08 PM

Those are lovely pictures!

PssMarie-Elisabeth 07-23-2008 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Furienna (Post 802636)
Those are lovely pictures!

Thanks for the compliment, Cheesy

grandlordbenji16 08-21-2009 06:40 PM

christian x seem to inherit his grandfather believe that kings has more right than those installed by parliament and he has his mother charachter which his to never let his children forget he is their sovereign and head of the dnasty

Lumutqueen 08-21-2009 06:50 PM

I think he was a wonderfully brave man for what he did. The story of the King and the Star of David is remarkable. :flowers:

Archduchess Zelia 08-24-2009 09:36 AM

One of Denmark's best kings! (:

maria-olivia 08-24-2009 11:50 AM

Alexandrine was more lucky than her sister Cecilia (Cecilienhof), her husband Christian became King of Danemark and the Crown-Prince Wilhelm of Prussia never became emperor.
I have 4 questions
1) Was Christian X faithful to his wife ?
2) Did Christian X know that the heir of Danemark would be Margareta and not
Ingolf , Prince Knuds'son ?
3) normally Frederic succeeds a Christian , like now .
Ingolf was not a heir's surname but Margarete well, the danes venerate their Queen Margarethe I, (Roskild church)
4) Did Ingrid and Frederic IX thought they should have only one child ??
Thanks for answer

Archduchess Zelia 08-25-2009 05:56 AM

Hi Maria-Olivia (:

1) I believe that Christian was faithful, I haven't heard any stories of Christian cheeting on his wife.
4) I don't think so, I believe that they were very disappointed not to get a boy ...
Hope that you could use the answers (:


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