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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:16 PM

Margrethe I
Name: Margrethe Valdemarsdatter

Birth: 1353

Child of: Valdemar Atterdag & Hedvig of Southern Jutland

Reign: 1387 -1412

Marriage: 1363 to Håkon 6 of Norway

Children: Olav/Oluf

Death: 1412

Throne passed to: Erik of Pomerania


Danish, Norwegian, Swedish regent, Queen of Norway.

Youngest daughter of Valdemar Atterdag.

norwegianne 10-29-2006 05:20 PM Margrethe's sarcophagus at Roskilde Cathedral. Picture taken by me.

Furienna 10-29-2006 06:48 PM

I was right! She was only ten years old, when she got married!

Margareta wanted the three Nordic kingdoms to stay as one. But unfortuneately, that wouldn't happen.

Daneborn 11-10-2006 01:43 PM

This is one person it would be truly breathtaking if she would wake up and enter today's world !!!!!

HRH Mims 11-10-2006 01:46 PM

I think it would be really interesting ;)
Btw, thank you for info and picture Norwegianne! :flowers:
p.s. I love your avatar ;)

magnik 11-10-2006 02:29 PM

Margrethe 1387 - 1412
Born 1353 at Söborg, Denmark. Parents: King Valdemar IV Atterdag of Denmark and Helvig of Sönderjylland.
Ruled Denmark from 1376 and Norway from 1380 in the name of her son Oluf. Defeated Albrekt 24 of February 1389 and was recognized as Queen of Sweden (a title she had used since 1375). She later ruled in the name of Erik, who in 1389 had been elected King of Norway and in 1396 King of Denmark and Sweden. She died 28 of October 1412 onboard her ship in the port of Flensborg.
Married 9 of April 1363 at Copenhagen's Palace to King Håkon VI of Norway. Child: Oluf.

book about Margrethe I

Furienna 11-10-2006 05:31 PM

This just reminds me of the TV show "Salve". It was about Sweden (or more correctly, the city of Kalmar) in 1397. (The show was made in 1997, so it took place six hundred years before that.) Eric of Pomerania and Queen Margarete were two very important characters in this show.

Vasaborg 05-29-2009 09:49 AM

Queen Margarethe
I wonder why she didnt remarry after the death of her husband and son?

Furienna 05-30-2009 04:03 PM

I think she might have just wanted to keep all the power to herself. But there might be another explaination too. Anyone knows?

Vasaborg 05-30-2009 05:50 PM

Margrethe I
Thank you Furienna for that information.

kbear 06-12-2009 04:38 PM

Oh thank you for the info I have been trolling threads looking for info on her and didnt want to drag another thread of topic by asking.

Anne-fan 04-05-2010 04:30 PM

Was she really the only Queen who ever ruled in Denmark? (well, of course except for Margrethe II)

Furienna 04-06-2010 07:07 PM

I believe she was. I can't think of any queen ruling in Denmark except for the two Margarethes.

queen dolly 04-07-2010 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by Anne-fan (Post 1065707)
Was she really the only Queen who ever ruled in Denmark? (well, of course except for Margrethe II)

official she was, but I bet some of the queenconsorts have had a lot of influense in their husbands ruling.

Soli Deo Gloria 04-07-2010 10:34 AM

Fun bonus info: in Sweden Margrethe I was (and still is) called "Kung byxlös" - "King 'without pants' " :-)

Anne-fan 04-07-2010 11:04 AM

Thanks for your answers, also for the extra information;)
Well, I can imagine as well, that there were Queen consorts who had influence on the politics. But it's some kind of sad, that there weren't any other ruling Queens. It's always the men. Hopefully the future will be fairer.
That sentence used in Sweden is good.

She must have been a good/successful ruler?

queen dolly 04-08-2010 12:55 PM

Margrethe I was never Queen of Denmark (she was Queen consort of Norway). She was regent for her son.

From 1259 -1264 another Margrete was regent for her son Erik 5. Glipping.

If we give these two queens numbers Margrethe I should have been Margrethe II, and the present queen Margrethe III.
If we don't give them numbers the present Queen are Margrethe I

IloveCP 06-08-2011 03:38 AM

Are there any good books about her?

DaughterofFrance 01-13-2012 07:05 PM

Margrethe is one of the women who changed the world:

Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Women's History

She was an amazing woman and queen.

Furienna 01-15-2012 01:20 AM

Well, she was one of the most powerful women of her time, that's for sure.

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