Frederick IV


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Frederick IV,

1671–1730, king of Denmark and Norway (1699–1730), son and successor of Christian VChristian V,
1646–99, king of Denmark and Norway (1670–99), son and successor of Frederick III. His minister, Griffenfeld, who until his fall in 1676 dominated Christian's reign, made the monarchy absolute.
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. He allied himself (1699) with Augustus II of Poland and Saxony and with Peter I of Russia against Charles XIICharles XII,
1682–1718, king of Sweden (1697–1718), son and successor of Charles XI. The regency under which he succeeded was abolished in 1697 at the request of the Riksdag. At the coronation he omitted the usual oath and crowned himself.
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 of Sweden in the Northern WarNorthern War,
1700–1721, general European conflict, fought in N and E Europe at the same time that the War of the Spanish Succession was fought in the west and the south.
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, but was forced to sign the humiliating Treaty of Travendal in 1700. Still hoping to recover S Sweden (lost in 1660) and to assure Danish rule in Schleswig, he again entered the war in 1709. In the peace treaties of 1720–21, Denmark renounced S Sweden but obtained Schleswig. Frederick was industrious and able. He systematized absolute monarchy, reduced corruption, built schools, attempted to repair the damage caused by the war, and reduced the national debt. He was succeeded by his son, Christian VI.
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The destinies of England and Mecklenburg-Strelitz were further entwined when her younger brother Charles was appointed by George III to be Viceroy of Hanover before succeeding the childless Adolphus Frederick IV as reigning duke in 1794.
When Ludwig passed away in 1583, Frederick IV, whose theological sympathies were with the Reformed, succeeded him.
When Stenbock and his army fell into Danish hands after a failed campaign in northern Germany, Erlund was handpicked by King Frederick IV of Denmark to monitor the prisoner's communications with the outside world.
Frederick IV, Commander of Nuremburg delivering Frederick the Handsome to Louis of Bavaria.
He bequeathed to their twenty-eight-year-old son, Frederick IV, the duty to regain Scania, but in vain.