Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway, 1534-1588
Frederik II (1534-1588) was a King of Denmark and Norway.
Frederik II was born on July 1, 1534 in Haderslev, Denmark to Christian III and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg. He helped conquer the peasant republic of Dithmarschen in 1559. Later that year he succeeded his father as King of Denmark and Norway. In 1563 he broke out into war with Sweden over supremacy in the Baltic, which became the Seven Year's War in the North. The signed a peace treaty in 1570. He rebuilt Kronborg Castle between 1574 and 1585, founded Frederikstad in 1567, and was king during a time of great growth in Danish history. He died on April 4, 1588.
Citation:Wikipedia, via WWW, June 17, 2015 (Frederick II of Denmark; b. July 1, 1534 in Handerslev, Den to Christian III and Dorothea; rebuilt Kronborg Castle between 1574 and 1585; founded Frederikstad in 1567; king during a time of growth in Danish history; d. April 4, 1588)
britannica, via WWW, June 17, 2015 (Frederick II; 1559 conquered peasant republic of Dithmarschen; succeeded father as King of Norway and Denmark; 1563 war Sweden over Baltic, seven years war; Signed peace treaty 1570)