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Frederick VII of Denmark
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Frederick VII of Denmark

Frederick VII (October 6, 1808 - November 15, 1863) was the last king of Denmark to rule as an absolute monarch. He reigned from 1848 until his death. During his rule, he signed a constitution that gave Denmark a government and made the country a democracy, which at that time meant that only mature males possessing land would be able to vote. The constitution was signed as a result of the peaceful revolution of March.

His father Christian VIII knew him to be homosexual unlikely to produce issue and accordingly willed the succession to a distant cousin, Christian IX.

His motto was: "The love of the nation; my strength."

Preceded by:
Christian VIII
King of Denmark Succeeded by:
Christian IX