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1700 in Denmark

Events from the year 1700 in Denmark.



  • Monarch – Frederick IV
  • Grand Chancellor – Conrad von Reventlow
  • Events

  • February 18 – Instegated by Ole Rømer, Denmark adopts the Gregorian calendar, although not its lunar portion, in place of the Julian calendar.
  • February – The Great Northern War breaks out and will last until 1721. Russia has joined a Danish-Pokish coalition the previous year against Sweden which forms an alliance with Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.
  • August 4 – The Swedish King Charles XII lands with an army at Humlebæk north of Copenhagen.
  • August 18 – The Peace of Travendal is concluded when Denmark signs a peace treaty at Traventhal House in Holstein. Denmark has to withdraw from Holstein and Sweden withdraws from Denmark. The peace will lat for the next 10 years.
  • Undated

  • The coronation of Frederick IV and Queen Louise
  • Benoît Le Coffre becomes Painter to the Danish Court.
  • The first Danish census takes place from 1700 to 17001 but only statistical information about adult men is included. Only about half of it still exists.
  • Deaths

  • May 23 – Jens Juel, diplomat, statesman (b, 1631)
  • Full date unknown

  • Hans van Steenwinckel the Youngest, architect (b. 1639)
  • References

    1700 in Denmark Wikipedia

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