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King Valdemar "den Unge" af Danmark

Also Known As: "Valdemar the Young"
Birthplace: Ribe, Danmark (Denmark)
Death: November 28, 1231 (21-22)
Røsnæs , Kalundborg, Danmark (Denmark) (Vådeskudsully)
Place of Burial: Ringsted, Danmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Valdemar II "The Victorious", King of Denmark and Dagmar Queen Consort of Denmark
Husband of Leonor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
Half brother of Niels Valdemarsen, Count of Halland; Erik IV Plovpenning, Konge af Danmark; Sophie Valdemarsdatter af Danmark; Abel Valdemarsen, Konge af Danmark; Christopher I, King of Denmark and 2 others

Occupation: Conde da Dinamarca, King of Denmark
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About Valdemar den Unge, Konge af Danmark

The Younger (Den Unge)

Valdemar never became king of Denmark, because he died 10 years before his father

Predecessor: Valdemar II the Victorious Successor: Eric Valdemarsen Co-duke Valdemar II the Victorious

Birth: 1209
Death: Nov. 28, 1231, Denmark

Valdemar the Young was King of Denmark from 1218 until his death. Valdemar was the eldest son and co-ruler of Valdemar II of Denmark by his first wife, Dagmar of Bohemia. He did not outlive his father so was never a sole monarch. He is sometimes referred to as Valdemar III for example his tombstone reads in Latin: Waldemarus Tertius Rex Daniae, Filius Waldemari Secundi "Valdemar the Third, King of Denmark, son of Valdemar the Second". On 24 June 1229, the young king married Eleanor of Portugal, daughter of Afonso II of Portugal, at Ribe. The match had been arranged by Bishop Gunner of Viborg who the couple loved like a father. They had been married for two years when Queen Eleanor died in childbirth on 28 August 1231. The child was short-lived. On the November 28, 1231, Valdemar the Young was accidentally shot while hunting at Refsnæs, near Kalundborg. He died the same day. Valdemar was praised for his mildness and kindness towards everyone and was very popular. It was a tremendous grief to the country, when he was killed. He was buried at St. Bendt's Church, Ringsted beside his wife, Queen Eleanor. His father then made his younger half-brother Eric co-king. King Valdemar II died ten years later and was succeeded by Eric.

Family links:

 Valdemar II of Denmark (1170 - 1241)
 Dagmar of Bohemia (1186 - 1212)


 Eleanor of Portugal (1211 - 1231)*


 Knud Valdemarsen (1205 - 1260)**
 Valdemar III the Young (1209 - 1231)
 Erik Plovpenning (1216 - 1259)**
  Abel of Denmark (1218 - 1252)**
  Christopher I (1219 - 1259)**

*Calculated relationship

  • *Half-sibling

Burial: Sankt Bendts Kirke Ringsted Ringsted Kommune Sjælland, Denmark

Created by: Mad Record added: Sep 12, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 96906527

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Valdemar den Unge, Konge af Danmark's Timeline

Ribe, Danmark (Denmark)
November 28, 1231
Age 22
Røsnæs , Kalundborg, Danmark (Denmark)
Age 22
Sct. Bendts Kirke, Ringsted, Danmark (Denmark)