Denmark, the XVIII century, oil on Canvas. Preservation is satisfactory, missing a part of the (hole). On the painting depicts the son of the Danish king Christian VI Frederick, the future king of Denmark. 150*240 see This picture to the 1940 was posted on the walls of the Danish Embassy in New Zealand, where and were taken out one of the diplomatic workers, after which was private collection. Guarantee of authenticity.
Biography: Frederick V (date. Frederik 5., March 31, 1723, Copenhagen - 14 January 1766, Copenhagen) - king of Denmark and Norway with August 6, 1746. Of the dynasty of Oldenburg. The son of the Danish king Christian VI and Sophia Magdalena Brandenburg Kulebakskoe.
Education and education Frederick was conducted in strictly German spirit. German became the him, as to its father and grandfather, mother. The not less, it ascension of throne in 1746 was met by people with really lively hopes, which many have contributed attractive personal qualities of the king: Frederick differed friendliness, affordability and cheerfulness, in the opposite of a sullen, strict pietist Christian VI.
Danish theatre, closed during the Christian VI, re-opened. After 16 years of forced silence again began to write the famous dramatist Ludvig Holberg. Resumed in Copenhagen and the Italian Opera, which for a long time and successfully led by Giuseppe Sarti, and French Comedy. During the Frederick in the Copenhagen was founded the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts (date. Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi). Officially the Academy was founded on 31 March 1754, in 31-th birthday of the king. Was expanded freedom of the press, spiritual freedom has greatly increased and strengthened.
Assign all in reign of Frederick him most, however, cannot. He personally had little impact on the General course of the state and social life, but and not prevented her progress. Because of addiction king alcohol country virtually ruled Ministers, among which were A., Moltke, I. H. E. Bernstorff and K. Semmelmann. They avoided involvement in Denmark war of that time. The country remained neutral and in time of the Seven years war (1756-1763), in spite of the proximity of Russia and Sweden, participated in the war.
From early youth Frederick showed an inclination to adultery, and drunkenness, and the his weakness quickly turned into these vices that and brought him prematurely in the grave. The popularity of the king, the not not decreased even in the last years of his reign, when economic conditions were extremely difficult. People continued to call Frederick "kindest» and looked indulgently on its very dissolute way of life.
The king died in the age of 43 years. On the words of eyewitnesses, it last words were: "is a Great consolation for I last hour that I anyone ever intentionally not the insulted and not drops of blood there is no my hands».
Frederick buried in Cathedral city of Roskilde.
The first wife of Frederick 1743 was Princess Louise, the daughter of the British king George II and Carolina Anboshi. Of seven children, two died at the birth. Children:
• Christian (7 July 1745 - 3 June 1747) - Prince of Denmark and Norwegian;
• Sophia Magdalena (3 July 1746 - 21 August 1813) - the wife of the Swedish king Gustav III;
• Wilhelmina Carolina (10 July, 1747 - 19 January 1820) - Princess Danish and Norwegian, wife of the elector of Hesse-Kassel Wilhelm I;
• Christian (29 January 1749 -13 March 1808) - king of Denmark and Norway Christian VII;
• Louise (30 January 1750 - January 12, 1831) - Princess Danish and Norwegian, mother Louise Caroline, Princess of Hesse-Kassel, and grandmother of Danish king Christian IX.
19 December 1751 Louise died. In 1752 Frederick married Julian Mary Braunschweig-Luneburg (. Juliane von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel), daughter of Ferdinand albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg. Julian Mary had a sister Anton Ulrich von Braunschweig and aunt Ivan VI. Later it was made efforts to the release of their nephews and their transfer to in Denmark.
From the second marriage had seven children. The most famous: Frederick (11 October 1753 - 7 December 1805) - hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norwegian, father of the Danish king Christian VIII and grandfather Louise of Hesse-Kassel.
Frederick also had five illegitimate children from 'elsa Hansen (date. Else Hansen).
Preservation is satisfactory, the lost fragment (hole).
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