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.
- In 1203 it was conquered by Waldemar II., king of Denmark, but in 1227 it reverted to Albert, a son of its former duke.
- It reverted to Hanover after the battle of Leipzig in 1813, and in 1816 was ceded to Prussia, the greater part of it being at once transferred by her to Denmark in exchange for Swedish Pomerania.
- Against Boetius of Denmark and Siger of Brabant.
- VALDEMAR II., king of Denmark (1170-1241), was the second son of Valdemar I.