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1772 in Denmark

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1772 in Denmark
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Events from the year 1772 in Denmark.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Christian VII
  • Prime minister – Johann Friedrich Struensee (until 17 January), Ove Høegh-Guldberg
  • Events

  • January 18 – Johann Friedrich Struensee, Enevold Brandt and Queen Juliana Maria as the culmination of a plot against Struense.
  • April 28 – Struense and Brandt are executed by beheading at the Eastern Commons outside Copenhagen. Afterwards their bodies are drawn and quartered.
  • April 30 – Norwegian Society is founded in Copenhagen as a venue for Norwegian students.
  • October 14 – Royal Danish Medical Society is founded.
  • Undated

  • Mascerades, horse races and foreign line dancers are prohibited.
  • The military language for use in writing and commands is changed from German to Danish.
  • Deaths

  • April 28
  • Enevold Brandt, courtier (born 1737)
  • Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician, statesman, de facto regent of Denmark (born 1737)
  • References

    1772 in Denmark Wikipedia


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