Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Frederick VII of Denmark

Frederick VII (October 6, 1808 - November 15, 1863) was the last king of Denmark to rule as an absolute monarch. He reigned from 1848 until his death. During his rule, he signed a constitution that gave Denmark a government and made the country a democracy, which at that time meant that only mature males possessing land would be able to vote. The constitution was signed as a result of the peaceful revolution of March.

His motto was: "The love of the nation; my strength."

Preceded by:
Christian VIII
List of Danish monarchs Succeeded by:
Christian IX