Frederik II and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Name: Frederik II
Birth: July 1, 1534
Child of: Christian III and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg.
Marriage: 20 July 1572: Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Children: Elisabeth (m. Duke Henry Julius of Braunschweig), Anne (m. James VI, King of Scots, and later James I of England), Christian IV,
Ulrik, Augusta (m. Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp), Hedwig (m. Christian II, Elector of Saxony), Johan of Schleswig-Holstein
Death: April 4, 1588 (Overindulgence of spirits)
Throne passed to: Christian IV
Founded the Norwegian city of Fredrikstad.
Patron of Tycho Brahe.
Built Kronborg in Elsinore to keep control of the trade on ěresund.
Name: Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Born: 4 September 1557
Child of: Ulrich III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Princess Elisabeth of Denmark
Death: 14 October 1631
King Frederik II had Kronborg Castle at Elsinore built.
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