Christian X


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Christian X,

1870–1947, king of Denmark (1912–47) and Iceland (1912–44), son and successor of Frederick VIIIFrederick VIII,
1843–1912, king of Denmark (1906–12), son and successor of Christian IX. He fought in the war with Prussia in 1864 and always retained an interest in military affairs. He was succeeded by his son Christian X. Another son became king of Norway as Haakon VII.
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 and brother of King Haakon VIIHaakon VII,
1872–1957, king of Norway (1905–57). Formerly Prince Charles, second son of King Frederick VIII of Denmark, he was elected by the Storting to the throne on the separation of Norway from Sweden in 1905 and took the name Haakon.
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 of Norway. He granted (1915) a new constitution that included the enfranchisement of women. During the German occupation (1940–45) of Denmark, the king defied German authority and was placed (1943) under house arrest. He became a symbol of national resistance. In 1944, Iceland severed all ties with the Danish crown. Christian's son Frederick IXFrederick IX,
1899–1972, king of Denmark (1947–72), son and successor of Christian X. He married (1935) Princess Ingrid of Sweden. Because he did not have a son the constitution was amended in 1953 to allow for a female heir to the throne; Frederick was succeeded by
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 succeeded him.

Christian X

1890--1947, king of Denmark (1912--47) and Iceland (1918--44)
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