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1658 in Denmark

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1658 in Denmark
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Events from the year 1658 in Denmark.



  • Monarch – Frederick III
  • Steward of the Realm: Joachim Gersdorff
  • Events

  • January 30 – The March across the Belts begins when the harsh winter weather, which has also forced the Danish fleet to port, enables a Swedish army of 9,000 cavalrymen and 3,000 foot soldiers to move across the ice of Little Belt from Jutland to Gunen.
  • February 5 – The Swedish King and cavalry crosses the Great Belt from Langeland to Lolland and the infantry and the artillery follows the next day.
  • February 8 – The Swedish host reaches Zealand.
  • February 11 – Having not expected a Swedish offensive until spring at the earliest, Denmark panics and yields. Treaty of Taastrup is signed as a preliminary accord and negotiations continue.
  • February 26
  • The negotiations are finalized with the signing of the Treaty of Roskilde in Roskilde. It cedes Scania, Halland, Blekinge and Bornholm as well as two provinces in Norway to Sweden. Even after the treaty enters into force, the Swedish forces continue their campaign.
  • After the signing of the treaty, the Danish king hosts a peace banquet (da. Fredstaffelet) at Frederiksborg Castle.
  • June 9 – In a letter to the king, citizens of Copenhagen make a demand for special privileges and a City Council of 32 men.
  • August 30 – The Royal Life Guards on foot is founded.
  • August 10 – As Swedish troops approaches Copenhagen once again, the king, in a letter, promises that Copenhagen and Christianshavn will be free "rigsstæder" and heard on all matters of national importance, particularly those relating to customs and octroi.
  • August 11 – The Swedish army ressumes its siege of Copenhagen.
  • October 29 – In the Battle of the Sound, a Dutch fleet come in support of Den, ark forces the Swedish fleet to end the blockade of Copenhagen. Soon after Sweden has to abandon the siege of the city and withdraw from the Danish isles while they remain present in Jutland.
  • December 8 – Resistance fighters on Bornholm tries to capture to Swedish the Swedish commander on the island, Redigerer Printzenskiöld, who is killed in the subsequent uproar.
  • December 25 – The Battle of Kolding results in Danish-Polish victory against Sweden.
  • Undated

  • Ulstrup Castle is completed .
  • Deaths

  • April 19 – Kirsten Munk, noble, royal spouse (b. 1598)
  • References

    1658 in Denmark Wikipedia

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