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List of heirs to the Danish throne

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House of Oldenburg, Elected Monarchy 1448-1660

Although the monarchy was elective during this time period, succession following Christian I of Denmark (with one exception of a forced abdication) followed Salic law.

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House of Oldenburg, Absolute monarchy 1660-1863

Frederick III adopted a Semi-salic law of succession.

House of Glücksburg

With both Frederick VII and his uncle, Ferdinand childless, legislation was passed in 1852 to give the Danish throne to Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, a great-grandson of Frederick V. Semi-salic law continued to be used until 1953 when male-preference primogeniture was adopted. This lasted until 2009 when absolute primogeniture was put in place.

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List of heirs to the Danish throne Wikipedia


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