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Frederick VI (Frederick VI)

( The King of Denmark (1808-1839) and Norway (1808-1814).)

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(1768-1839)
Born January 28, 1768 in Copenhagen. In 1784 after a palace coup, became regent of Denmark and Norway to the moron Christiane VII. In fact, at that time ruled the country a group of enlightened aristocrats, who held a series of reforms. Was abolished semi-feudal dependency of peasants, limited government monopolies, significantly reduced the fee reform legislation, prohibited the slave trade. In 1800 Denmark joined the Union, Russia, Sweden and Prussia against England, as a result of the British squadron was sent to Copenhagen, which defeated the Danish navy. As Denmark has refused to join Britain in her opposition to Napoleon, in 1807, Copenhagen was bombed, the British destroyed the docks and arsenals and seized nearly all warships. After the death of his father in 1808 Frederick ascended the throne as Frederick VI. In 1813 he refused to cede Norway to Sweden, was the last ally of Napoleon, and became embroiled in a war against Sweden, Russia and Prussia. Invasion of the Union army under the command of the Swedish Crown Prince Carl Johan (Bernadotte) in Holstein made Frederick VI of Norway to accept the assignment of the Kiel Peace Treaty, signed on January 14, 1814. Despite the defeat, Frederik VI was able to retain power and popularity, only in 1830, he agreed to the establishment of representative assemblies in the provinces. Frederick died in Copenhagen on December 3, 1839.


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