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List of Danish monarchs

This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kingss and ruling Queens of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union, up until the present time. This includes:

The kingdom was elective until 1660.

Gorm the Old was the first trustworthy Danish monarch. All reigns before him are dubious. Denmark has one of the longest running unbroken lines of succession in the world, second only to that of the Japanese emperors.

Different branches of Oldenburg have held the Crown of Denmark since 1448, until 1864 in personal union with the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.

Danish name forms are given in parenthesis.

List of Dubious Danish Kings

''Note: Above list of dubious kings affected the numbering of subsequent Danish monarchs:
  1. Harold Bluetooth is sometimes accounted as Harald II and hence Harald II Svendsen as III and Harald Hen as IV.
  2. Canute the Great as Knud II.''

The continuous list of Danish monarchs

See also: List of Icelandic rulers, List of Norwegian monarchs, List of Swedish monarchs, lists of incumbents