Here is a little bit more about the rest of Danish QueensCharlotte of Hesse Cassel, wife of King Christian V (1650-1714)
She was the daughter of Landgrave William VI of Hesse-Kassel and Hedwig Sophia of Hohenzollern. She was born on April 27, 1650.
When she was 17 years old, she married at the time Prince Christian. They had eight children, but the only one who had family, was their eldest son and heir to the throne, the future Frederik IV.
Charlotte Amalie was raised in the Reformed faith, and after her marriage to Christian she didn't convert. She was very popular; her popularity even increased in 1700, when she took part in organizing the defense of Copenhagen, when King Charles XII of Sweden invaded Zealand.
Charlotte Amalie owned several estates around the country and she administered them skillfully. After the death of her husband in 1699, she moved to a mansion, which she had bought: Charlottenburg, on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen, where she lived from 1700 until she passed away on March 27, 1714.
Queen Charlotte AmalieLouise of Mecklenburg-Gustrow, first wife of King Frederik IV (1667-1721)
She was born on August 28, 1667 in Gustrow. Her parents were Duke Gustavus Adolf of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Duchess Magdalena, nee of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. In 1695 she was married to Crown Prince Frederik (IV) and together they had five children. Their first son named Christian died before their second son and successor was born-future Christian VI. Their next two sons died in infancy, daughter Charlotte Amalie who was their last child survived into adulthood, but she was unmarried.
Louise lived quietly at the Danish Court. Unlike Frederik IV she never gained popularity with the population. Queen Louise suffered because her husband had mistresses, which caused embarrassing scenes at the Court. Frederik even entered two morganatic marriages. He raised one of his mistresses, Anna Sophie Reventlow, to the status of Queen just days after Louise's death. Queen Louise was close to her son Christian. She was strongly influenced by Pietism and she sought solace in religion.
She died on March 15, 1721 in Copenhagen.
Queen LouiseAnna of Reventlow, second wife of Frederik IV (1693-1743)
She was the daughter of the Great Chancellor Conrad Reventlow and Sophie Amalie von Hahn. She was born on April 16, 1693.
Anna Sophie met the King at a masked ball in 1711 and fell in love with him. The next year he abducted her and they entered a morganatic marriage. A few days after the death of Queen Louise in 1721, the couple married in full and she became Queen.
Anna Sophie is so far the only Danish Queen who was not of princely descent. The marriage brought about a break within the Royal Family; Crown Prince Christian detested her strongly, and the King's siblings, Prince Carl and Princess Sophie Hedwig, left Copenhagen.
Several of Anna Sophie's relatives, popularly known as the "Reventlow Gang", gained great influence within the government, but it is unknown whether Anna Sophie herself had any real political power. After Frederik IV's death in 1730, she was expelled from Copenhagen to her birthplace, the manor house Clausholm near Randers-Jutland, where she died on January 7, 1743.
Queen AnnaSophia of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, wife of Christian VI (1700-1770)
She was daughter of Markgraf Christian Heinrich von Brandenburg-Bayreuth and Countess Sophie Christiane von Wolfstein. She was born on November 28,1700 at Castle Schoenberg.
She married Christian on August 7, 1721.
Sophie Magdalene wasn't popular. She was accused of creating certain closed ness around the Court and the Royal Family. Her background in a religious environment, marked by Pietism, was a strong influence on the introduction of the subdued life at the Court. Later she was criticized for never having discarded of her German ness, even though German culture and language were dominant at the Court before her time.
In spite of all that, the Royal Couple's life together was harmonious; they had three children-the heir to the throne future Frederik V, a daughter who died in infancy, and another daughter, Louise who married Ernst Friedrich III Duke of Saxe Meiningen und Hildburghausen.
Sophie Magdalene refused to wear the same crown that the hated Queen Anna Sophie had worn, so that is why, the new Queen's Crown was made. She also established the collection of Crown Jewels, when she bequeathed a large part of her jewellery for that purpose. She had the Palace of Hirschholm built, where she lived after being widowed in 1746. She died there on May 27, 1770.
Queen SophiaLouisa of Great Britain, first wife of Frederik V (1724-1751)
She was born on December 18, 1724; her parents were King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline, nee of Brandenburg-Ansbach at Leicester House in London.
She married Frederik on December 11, 1743.
The Queen made a great effort to learn the Danish language and insisted on teaching it to her children. This contributed to her popularity.
Louise gave birth to five children, of which four survived. Their first son died in infancy, first daughter Sophie Magdalena became Queen of Sweden, after marrying King Gustav III; their younger daughters Caroline and Louise married brothers Wilhelm IX of Hesse Cassel and Karl of Hesse Cassel respectively; Louise of Hesse Cassel was a Grandmother of King Christian IX of Denmark.
Louise's arrival in Denmark meant a change at the Danish Court. Life became much more joyful than it had been during the reign of the strongly Pietist Christian VI and Queen Sophie Magdalene. Louise was fond of parties, theater and dancing. The joyful Queen became exceedingly popular, not least with the population of Copenhagen.
She died during another pregnancy after only five years as Queen of Denmark in December 19, 1751; she was only 27 years old.
Queen LouiseJuliana of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, second wife of King Frederik V (1729-1796)
She was born on September 4, 1729. Her father was Duke Ferdinand Albrecht of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and her mother was Duchess Antoinette Amalie, nee of Braunschweig-Blankenburg. Her sister Elisabeth Christine was married to King Friedrich II »The Great« of Prussia.
On July 8, 1752 she married King Frederik V. She gave birth to Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive.
Juliane Marie was the second wife of the unstable Frederik V, after Louise, whose popularity she could not live up to. During the life of Frederik V she did not have much influence, but that changed when she was widowed. She did not enjoy close relations with her stepson, the mentally ill Christian VII, and she probably did what she could, to disclose the affaire between Queen Caroline Mathilde and her lover Struensee, hoping that her own son, Frederik, the Heir Presumptive, could take over the throne after the Queen was sent to exile and her stepson proclaimed mad.
After 1772 when the coup against J.F. Struensee happened she and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg had the real power in the Kingdom, even though was her son Frederik formally in charge of government. Juliane Marie's political influence ended when Crown Prince Frederik (VI) took power in a coup in 1784.
She died on October 10, 1796.