Origin of DenmarkMiddle English Denemarche from Old English Denemearce: see Dane and mark
country in Europe, occupying most of the peninsula of Jutland and several nearby islands in the North and Baltic seas: 16,639 sq mi (43,094 sq km); cap. Copenhagen
A country of northern Europe on Jutland and adjacent islands. It was unified in the 10th century by the Viking king Harold Bluetooth (died 985), who converted the people to Christianity. Denmark controlled England briefly in the 11th century and was united with Sweden and Norway in 1397. The union with Sweden lasted until 1523, and the union with Norway until 1814. Copenhagen is the capital and the largest city.x
- Of Denmark, who also commanded his army in person.
- Against Boetius of Denmark and Siger of Brabant.
- SVENDBORG, a seaport of Denmark, capital of the amt (county) of its name, on the south shore of the island of Fiinen.
- LAUENBURG, a duchy of Germany, formerly belonging with Holstein to Denmark, but from 1865 to Prussia, and now in cluded in the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein.
- In 1203 it was conquered by Waldemar II., king of Denmark, but in 1227 it reverted to Albert, a son of its former duke.