BURIAL CHURCHES OF DANISH SOVEREIGNS

ALVASTRA ABBEY NEAR ÖDESHÖG/SWEDEN (Alvastra Kloster):
The abbey church had been ruined during the Reformation and no tombs survived.
Queen Ulvhild (+1140/1150), consort of King Niels


Ruins of Alvastra Abbey. ©ARB



BAD DOBERAN, MINSTER/GERMANY (Bad Doberan Münster, Klosterstr. 2):
Queen Margaret Sambiria of Pomerania (+1282), consort of King Christopher I


The Minster at Bad Doberan and the tomb of Queen Margaret Sambiria of Pomerania. ©ARB



BORDESHOLM CLOISTER CHURCH/GERMANY (Bordesholm, Klosterkirche, Lindenplatz 11):
Cenotaph of King Frederick I (+1533)
The double tomb had been made for the then Duke Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein and his first wife Duchess Anna of Brandenburg who was buried in the tomb. Frederick became king of Denmark and was later buried in Schleswig/Slesvig Cathedral with his second wife Queen Sophia of Pomerania.


Bordesholm Church and the centotaph of King Frederick I. ©ARB



CELLE, TOWN CHURCH/GERMANY (Celle, Stadtkirche, An der Stadtkirche 8):
Queen Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (+1775), consort of King Christian VII


The Town Church in Celle and the tomb of Queen Caroline Matilda. ©ARB



DALBY, THE HOLY CROSS CHURCH, SCANIA/SWEDEN
(Dalby, Heligkorskyrka/Helligkorskirke, Skaane, Lundavägen 5):
King Harold III (+1080)
The tomb has not been preserved.


Dalby Church. ©ARB



DARLOWO, OUR LADY’S CHURCH/POLAND (Darlowo, kosciól Mariacki, ul. Franciszkanska 4):
King Eric VII of Pomerania (+1459)


Darlowo, Our Lady's Church and the tomb of King Eric VII of Pomerania
(reproduced courtesy of Mr Tomasz Moszczynski)



ESRUM, ABBEY CHURCH (Esrum Kloster):
Queen Helvig of Schleswig (+1374), consort of King Valdemar IV
The tomb was lost during the demolition of the abbey church in the 16th century.



GRATHE MOOR IN STORE GRÅSKOV NEAR THORNING
(Grathe Hede, Store Gråskov syd for Thorning, Grågårdevej):
King Sweyn III (+1157)


Grathe Moor, the tomb of King Sweyn III. ©ARB



JELLING CHURCH (Jelling, Kirke, Thyrasvej 1):
01. King Gorm the Old (+958)

02. Queen Thyra (+c. 935),
consort of King Gorm
The tomb has not been preserved. In front of the church there is a runic stone commemorating the Queen.


Jelling Church and the silver mark on the floor of the church marking the place where King Gorm the Old was buried. ©ARB


Runic stones in memory of Queen Thyra and King Gorm the Old in front of Jelling Church. ©ARB



JERUSALEM, ABBEY OF ST MARY OF JEHOSHAPHAT, CHURCH OF THE TOMB OF THE VIRGIN MARY/HOLY LAND (Yerushalayim/Al-Quds, Derekh Yericho):
Queen Bodil (+1103), consort of King Eric I the Evergood
The tomb was lost when the church had been destroyed by Saladin's troops in 1187.




ODENSE, ST CANUTE’S CATHEDRAL (Odense, Skt. Knuds Domkirke, Klosterbakken 2):


Odense Cathedral and the tomb of King Canute II the Holy. ©ARB

01. King Canute II the Holy (+1086)

02. King Eric III (+1146)
The tomb has not been preserved.


The tomb and the epitaph of King Hans I and his Queen Christina of Saxony. ©ARB

03. King Hans I (+1513)

04. Queen Christina of Saxony (+1521), consort of King Hans I


Tombs of King Christian II and his Queen Elizabeth of Castile. ©ARB

05. King Christian II (+1559)

06. Queen Elizabeth of Castile (+1526),
consort of King Christian II



PAPHOS BASILICA (CYPRUS):
The Basilica of Paphos and the tomb were destroyed in an earthquaque.
King Eric I the Evergood (+1103)


The site in Paphos where King Eric I the Evergood was buried
(reproduced courtesy of Mr Jerzy Pazdziora)



RIBE CATHEDRAL (Ribe, Domkirke, Torvet 15):
01.King Eric II (+1137)
The tomb has not been preserved.

02. King Christopher I (+1259)


Ribe Cathedral and the remains of King Christopher I's tomb. ©ARB



RINGSTED, ST BENDT’S CHURCH (Ringsted, Skt. Bendts Kirke, Sankt Bendtsgade):


Ringsted, St Bendt's Church. ©ARB


Tombs of King Valdemar I the Great and his Queen Sophia. ©ARB

01. King Valdemar I the Great (+1182)

02. Queen Sophia of Novgorod (+1198),
consort of King Valdemar I the Great


Tombs of King Canute IV and King Valdemar (III) the Younger. ©ARB

03. King Canute IV (+1202)

04. King Valdemar the Younger (+1231)

05. Queen Eleanor of Portugal (+1231),
consort of King Valdemar the Younger
The tomb has not been preserved.


Tombs of
King Valdemar II the Victorious and his queens: Dagmar of Bohemia and Berengaria of Portugal. ©ARB

06. King Valdemar II the Victorious (+1241)

07. Queen Dagmar of Bohemia (+1212),
consort of King Valdemar II the Victorious

08. Queen Berengaria of Portugal (+1221), consort of King Valdemar II the Victorious

09. King Eric IV the Ploughpenny (+1250)


10. Queen Agnes of Brandenburg (+1304), consort of King Eric V
The tomb has not been preserved.


Tombs of King Eric IV the Ploughpenny,
King Eric VI and his Queen Ingeborg of Sweden. ©ARB

11. King Eric VI (+1319)
12. Queen Ingeborg of Sweden (+1319),
consort of King Eric VI



ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL (Roskilde Domkirke, Domkirkepladsen):


Roskilde Cathedral and the frescos over the place where the mortal remains of kings Harold I Bluetooth and Sweyn II Estridsen were laid to rest. ©ARB

01. King Harold I Bluetooth (+987)

02. King Sweyn I Forkbeard (+1014)

The tomb has not been preserved.

03. King Sweyn II Estridsen (+1074)


The tomb of Queen Margaret I.
Tombs of King Christian I and Queen Dorothea of Brandenburg. ©ARB

04. Queen Margaret I (+1412)


05. King Christopher III of Bavaria (+1448)
The tomb has not been preserved.

06. Queen Dorothea of Brandenburg (+1495), consort of kings Christopher III and Christian I

07. King Christian I (+1481)


Tombs of King Christian III and King Frederick II. ©ARB

08. King Christian III (+1559)
09. Queen Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (+1571),
consort of King Christian III

10. King Frederick II (+1588)
11. Queen Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (+1631),
consort of King Frederick II


Tombs of King Christian IV and his Queen Anna Catherine of Brandenburg. ©ARB

12. King Christian IV (+1648)

13. Queen Anna Catherine of Brandenburg (+1612),
consort of King Christian IV


Tombs of King Frederick III and his Queen Sophia Amalia of Brunswick. ©ARB

14. King Frederick III (+1670)

15. Queen Sophia Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (+1685),
consort of King Frederick III


Tombs of King Christian V and his Queen Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel. ©ARB

16. King Christian V (+1699)

17. Queen Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (+1714),
consort of King Christian V


Tombs of King Frederick IV and his Queen Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. ©ARB

18. King Frederick IV (+1730)

19. Queen Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (+1721),
consort of King Frederick IV


The tomb of Queen Anna Sophia Reventlow. ©ARB

20. Queen Anna Sophia (+1743),
consort of King Frederick IV


Tombs of King Christian VI and his Queen Sophia Magdalena of Brandenburg. ©ARB

21. King Christian VI (+1746)

22. Queen Sophia Magdalena of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (+1770),
consort of King Christian VI


The tomb of King Frederick V. ©ARB

23. King Frederick V (+1766)



The tomb of Queen Louise of Great Britain.
The tomb of Queen Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. ©ARB

24. Queen Louise of Great Britain (+1751),
consort of King Frederick V

25. Queen Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (+1796), consort of King Frederick V


The tomb of King Christian VII. ©ARB

26. King Christian VII (+1808)



Tombs of King Frederick VI and his Queen Marie of Hesse-Kassel. ©ARB

27. King Frederick VI (+1839)

28. Queen Marie of Hesse-Kassel (+1852),
consort of King Frederick VI


Tombs of King Christian VIII and his Queen Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein. ©ARB

29. King Christian VIII (+1848)

30. Queen Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein (+1881),
consort of King Christian VIII


The tomb of King Frederick VII. ©ARB

31. King Frederick VII (+1863)



The tomb of King Christian IX and his Queen Louise of Hesse-Kassel. ©ARB

32. King Christian IX (+1906)
33. Queen Louise of Hesse-Kassel (+1898),
consort of King Christian IX

34. King Frederick VIII (+1912)

35. Queen Louise of Sweden-Norway (+1926),
consort of King Frederick VIII


The tomb of King Frederick VIII and his Queen Louise of Sweden-Norway. ©ARB
The tomb of King Christian X and his Queen Alexandrine. ©ARB

36. King Christian X (+1947)

37. Queen Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (+1952),
consort of King Christian X


The mausoleum of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid outside Roskilde Cathedral. ©ARB

38. King Frederick IX (+1972)
39. Queen Ingrid of Sweden (+2000),
consort of King Frederick IX


The tomb of King Frederick IX and his Queen Ingrid of Sweden in the mausoleum outside Roskilde Cathedral. ©ARB



SCHLESWIG (SLESVIG) CATHEDRAL/GERMANY (Schleswiger Dom/Slesvig Domkirke, Süderdomstr./Kirchstr.):
01. King Niels (+1134)
The tomb has not been preserved.

02. King Abel (+1252)
The tomb has not been preserved.


Schleswig Cathedral and the cenotaph of King Frederick I. ©ARB

04. King Frederick I (+1533)

Buried in the vault under the Ducal Chapel.

04. Queen Sophia of Pomerania (+1568), consort of King Frederick I
Buried in the vault under the Ducal Chapel.



SORØ, CLOISTER CHURCH (Sorø, klosterkirke, Akademigrunden 4):


Sorø Cloister Church and the tomb of Christopher II and his Queen Euphemia of Pomerania. ©ARB

01. King Christopher II (+1332)
02. Queen Euphemia of Pomerania (+1330),
consort of King Christopher II

03. King Valdemar IV Atterdag (+1375)

04. King Oluf II (+1387)

His heart and viscera were buried in Lund Cathedral.


Tombs of Valdemar IV Atterdag and Oluf II. ©ARB



TRONDHEIM, NIDAROS CATHEDRAL/NORWAY (Trondheim, Nidaros Domkirke, Kongsgårdsgaten):
King Magnus the Good (+1047)


Trondheim, Nidaros Cathedral. ©ARB



VADSTENA, CLOISTER CHURCH/SWEDEN (Vadstena, Klosterkyrka, Lasarettsgatan):
Queen Philippa of England (+1430), consort of King Eric VII of Pomerania


Vadstena Abbey and the tomb of Queen Philippa of England. ©ARB



VÄ NEAR KRISTIANSTAD, CHURCH OF ST MARY/SWEDEN (Vä, Sta Maria Kyrka, Kung Valdemars Väg):
Queen Gertrude of Saxony and Bavaria (+1197), consort of King Canute IV
The tomb has not been preserved.


Vä, the Church of St Mary. ©ARB



VARNHEM CHURCH/SWEDEN (Varnhem, Klosterkyrka, Kyrkogatan):
Queen Mechtilde of Holstein (+1288), consort of King Abel


Varnhem Church and the tomb of Queen Mechtilde and her Swedish husband Birger Jarl. ©ARB



VIBORG CATHEDRAL (Viborg Domkirke, Domkirkepladsen):
King Eric V (+1286)


Viborg Cathedral and the tomb of King Eric V. ©ARB



VRETA MONASTERY NEAR LINKÖPING/SWEDEN (Vreta Kloster vid Linköping):
Tombs at Vreta were commissioned in the 16th century by King John III. It is uncertain, however, whether all buried who have monuments at Vreta were actually interred there.
Queen Ingegerd of Norway, consort of King Oluf I the Hunger


Vreta Monastery and the tomb of Queen Ingegerd of Norway. ©ARB



WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL/ENGLAND (Winchester, 1 The Close/Great Minster St):


Winchester Cathedral

01. King Canute I the Great (+1035)
02. Queen Emma of Normandy (+1052),
consort of King Canute I the Great

03. King Hardicanute (+1042)


The mortuary chest of King Canute I and his Queen Emma. ©ARB
The tomb of King Hardicanute. ©ARB