Christian VII was a monarch of the House of Oldenburg who was King of Denmark–Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1766 until his death. For his motto he chose: "Gloria ex amore patriae". Christian VII's reign was marked by mental illness and for most of his reign Christian was only nominally king. His half-brother Frederick was designated as regent of Denmark in 1772. From 1784 until Christian VII's death in 1808, Christian's son, later Frederick VI, acted as unofficial regent.
|Born:||January 29, 1749, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen|
|Died:||March 13, 1808, Rendsburg|
|Issue:||Frederick VI of Denmark, Louise Auguste, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg|
|Father:||Frederick V of Denmark|
|Mother:||Louise of Great Britain|
About Christian VII
Remembered as a puppet king under the thumb of his powerful personal doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensee, this Danish regent fell from power as the result of a 1772 coup d'etat.
He was born to Princess Louise of Great Britain and King Frederick V of Denmark. Early in his life, he married his cousin, Princess Caroline Matilda.
He was afflicted with mental illness and suffered from paranoid ideation that resulted in self-harm.
After Christian VII was removed from power, his half-sibling (Frederick) and his stepmother (Juliane Marie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel) ruled the country with the help of a Danish politician named Ove Hoegh-Guldberg. His son, Frederick VI, later became involved in governing Denmark.
Like Mary Crown Princess of Denmark, he belonged to Danish royalty.
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