Family tree of the Danish royal family

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The Danish royal family traces its descent from the 10th century to the present ruler, queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

House of Gorm[edit]

House of Gorm
Harthacnut I
semi-legendary
King of Denmark
Gorm
the Old

King of Denmark
?-c.958
r.936–958
Thyra
GunhildTove
of the
Obotrites
10th cent.
Harald
Bluetooth

King of Denmark
c.935–985/986
r.958–985/986
Gyrid
of Sweden
10th cent.
KnutToke
Styrbjörn
the Strong

d.c.985
Tyra
of Denmark
d.1000
Olaf
Tryggvason

King of Norway
960s–1000
r.995–1000
Sigrid
the Haughty

btwn 960/972-
d.1014
Sweyn
Forkbeard

King of Denmark
960–1014
r.986–1014
Gunhild
of Wenden
Haakon
b. 961
Gunhilde
d.1002
Pallig
Tokesen

d.1002
Richard I
Duke of
Normandy
933–996
r.942–996
Gunnora
c.936–1031
Eric
Haakonsson

Ruler of Norway
960s–1020s
r.1000-1012
GythaSantslaueÆlfgifu
of Northampton
c.990–after1040
Cnut
the Great

King of Denmark
c.985/995–1035
r.1018–1035
Emma
of Normandy
c.985–1052
ThyraHarald II
King of Denmark
?–1018
r.1014–1018
Estrid
Svendsdatter
990/997–
1057/1073
Ulf
the Earl

Jarl of Orkney
d.1026
Richard II
Duke of
Normandy
963–1026
r.996–1026
Svein
Knutsson

King of Norway
c.1016–1035
r.1030–1035
Harold I
Harefoot

King of England
c.1015–1040
r.1035-1040
Harthacnut
Canute III
King of Denmark
c.1018–1042
r.1035-1042
Gunhilda
of Denmark
c.1020–1038
Henry III
Holy Roman
Emperor
1017–1056
r.1046–1056
Sweyn II
Estridsson

King of Denmark
c.1019–
1074/1076
r.1047–
1074/1076
Beorn
Estrithson

d.1049
House of
Estridsen

House of Estridsen[edit]

Note: This chart also includes the kings from the Houses of Bjelbo (Olaf II); Pomerania (Eric VII) and Palatinate-Neumarkt (Christopher III) + the son of Hakon Sunnivasson (Eric III)

House of Estridsen
Sweyn
Forkbeard

King of Denmark
960-1014
r.986–1014
Thorgil
Sprakling
Anund Jacob
King of Sweden
1008/1010-
~1050
r.1022-~1050
Gunnhildr
Sveinsdóttir

d. c.1060
Cnut
the Great

King of Denmark
c.985/995–1035
r.1018–1035
Harald II
King of Denmark
?-1018
r.1014–1018
Estrid
Svendsdatter
990/997–
1057/1073
Ulf
the Earl

Jarl of Orkney
d.1026
Gyda
of Sweden
d. c.1048/1049
Sweyn II
Estridsson

King of Denmark
c.1019-1074/76
r.1047–1074/76
Tora
Torbergsdatter
Beorn
Estrithson

d.1049
Harald III
Hardrada

King of Norway
c.1015-1066
r.1046–1066
GottschalkSigrid
Svendsdatter

d.after1066
Sweyn
the Crusader

c.1050–1097
Olaf I
Hunger

King of Denmark
c.1050–1095
r.1086–1095
Ingegerd
of Norway
1046–1120
Ingerid
of Denmark
Olaf III
King of Norway
c.1050–1093
r.1067-1093
Harald III
Hen

King of Denmark
c.1040–1080
r.1074-1080
Margareta
Hasbjörnsdatter
Canute IV
the Holy

King of Denmark
c.1042–1086
r.1080-1086
Adela
of Flanders
c.1064–1115
Eric I
Evergood

King of Denmark
c.1060–1103
r.1095–1103
Boedil
Thurgotsdatter

d.1103
Svend
Svendsen

d.1104
Ulvhild
Håkansdotter

c.1095–1148
Niels
King of Denmark
c.1065-1134
r.1104–1134
Margaret
Fredkulla

of Sweden
1080s–1130
Folke
the Fat
Ingegerd
Knudsdatter

of Denmark
1080/1085-?
Charles I
Ct of Flanders
1084-1127
r.1119–1127
Ingeborg
of Kiev
Canute
Lavard

Duke of Schleswig
c.1090/90-1131
r.1120–1131
Harald
Kesja

1080–1135
Ragnhild
of Denmark
Eric II
the Memorable

King of Denmark
c.1090–1137
r.1134-1137
Malmfred
of Kiev
Magnus I
King of Sweden
1106-1134
r.1125–1130
House of
Bjelbo
Magnus IV
King of Norway
1115-1139
r.1130–1135
/1037-1139
Christina
Knutsdatter

of Denmark
c.1118–1139
Valdemar I
the Great

King of Denmark
1131-1182
r.1146–1182
Sophia
of Minsk
c.1140–1198
Eric III
Lamb

King of Denmark
c. 1120–1146
r.1137–1146
Lutgard
of Salzwedel
b. c. 1110-1152
Sweyn III
Grathe

King of Denmark
c.1125–1157
r.1146-1157
Canute V
Magnussen

King of Denmark
c.1129–1157
r.1146-1157
Gertrude
of Bavaria
1152/1155
–1197
Canute VI
King of Denmark
1163-1202
r.1182–1202
Ingeborg
of Denmark
1175–1236
Philip II
Augustus

King of France
1165-1223
r.1179–1223
Helena
of Denmark
c.1180–1233
William
of Winchester
Lord of
Lüneburg
1184–1213
Richeza
of Denmark
c.1180–1220
Eric X
Knutsson

King of Sweden
c. 1180–1216
r.1208–1216
Helena
Guttormsdotter
Dagmar
of Bohemia
c.1186–1212
Valdemar II
the Victorious

King of Denmark
1170-1241
r.1202–1241
Berengaria
of Portugal
1190s–1221
unknown
mistress
Canute
Valdemarsen

Duke of Estonia
c.1205–1260
Valdemar
the Young

King of Denmark
c. 1209-1231
r.1215–1231
Eleanor
of Portugal
c.1211–1231
Niels
Count of
Halland
?-1218
r.1216-1218
Oda
of Schwerin
Matilda
of Holstein
1220/1225–
1288
Abel
King of Denmark
1218-1252
r.1250–1252
Christopher I
King of Denmark
1219-1259
r.1252–1259
Margaret
Sambiria

1230?–1282
Eric IV
Ploughpenny

King of Denmark
c.1216-1250
r.1232–1250
Jutta
of Saxony
c.1223–1267
Sophie
1217–1247
John I
Margrave of
Brandenburg
c.1213-1266
r.1220-1266
Bernhard I
Prince of
Anhalt-Bernburg
1218-1287
r.1252–1287
Sophie
1240-aft.1284
Valdemar III
Duke of
Schleswig
1238-1257
r.1253-1257
Eric I
Duke of
Schleswig
1241-1272
r.1260-1272
Abel
Lord of
Langeland
1252–1279
Valdemar
King of Sweden
1239-1302
r.1250–1275
Sophia
of Denmark
1241–1286
Ingeborg
Eriksdotter

of Denmark
c.1244–1287
Magnus VI
Haakonsson

King of Norway
1238-1280
r.1263-1280
Agnes
of Denmark
1249-after1290
Bernhard II
Prince of
Anhalt-Bernburg
c.1260–aft.1323
r.1287–1323
Valdemar IV
Duke of
Schleswig
?-1312
r.1283-1312
Agnes
of Brandenburg
c.1257–1304
Eric V
Klipping

King of Denmark
1249-1286
r.1259–1286
Matilda
1250–
1299/1300
Albert III
Margrave of
Brandenburg-
Salzwedel
c.1250 –1300
Margaret
c.1257–1306
John II
Count of
Holstein-Kiel
1253-1321
r.1263-1316
Magnus III
King of Sweden
1240-1290
r.1275-1290
Bernhard III
Prince of
Anhalt-Bernburg
?-1348
r.1323–1348
Nicholas II
Lord of Werle
1275-1316
r.1283-1316
Richeza
d.1303/1308
Henry I
Ct of Holstein
-Rendsburg
1258-1304
r.1290-1304
Euphemia
of Pomerania
1285–1330
Christopher II
King of Denmark
1276-1332
r.1320-1326
/1329-1332
Eric VI
Menved

King of Denmark
1274-1319
r.1286–1319
Ingeborg
Magnusdotter

of Sweden
1277–1319
Margaret
Eriksdatter

of Denmark
1277–1341
Birger
Magnusson

King of Sweden
1280-1321
r.1290-1318
Eric II
Duke of
Schleswig
c.1290–1325
r.1312-1325
Sophia
of Werle
d.1339
Gerhard III
Count of
Holstein-
Rendsburg
1292-1340
r.1304–1340
Elizabeth
of Holstein
-Rendsburg
c.1300-
before
1340
Eric
Christoffersen

Junior King
of Denmark
c.1307-1332
r.1321–1326
/1329–1332
Valdemar IV
Atterdag

King of Denmark
c.1320-1375
r.1340-1375
Helvig
of Schleswig
d.1374
Otto
Duke of Lolland
and Estonia
c.1310–
after1346
Margaret
of Denmark
1305–1340
Catherine
of Anhalt-
Bernburg
c.1330–1390
Valdemar III
King of Denmark
1314-1364
r.1326<-1329
Albert II
Duke of
Mecklenburg
c.1318–1379
r.1329-1379
Christopher
Duke of Lolland
c.1341/1344
–1363
Margaret I
Queen of
Denmark
1353-1412
r.1387–1412
Haakon VI
King of Norway
1340-1380
r.1343–1380
Henry II
Ct of Holstein
-Rendsburg
c. 1317-1381/84
r.1340-1381/84
Ingeborg
of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
1343/1345–1395
Henry III
Duke of
Mecklenburg
c.1337-1383
r.1379–1383
Ingeborg
of Denmark
1347–1370
Olaf II
King of Denmark
1370-1387
r.1376–1387
Catherine
Elisabeth

of Brunswick
-Lüneburg
1385–after1423
Gerhard VI
Ct of Holstein
-Rendsburg
c.1367–1404
r.1382-1404
Maria
of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
Wartislaw VII
Duke of
Pomerania
r.1377-1395
Dietrich
Count of
Oldenburg
c.1398–1440
r.1403–1440
Helvig
of Schauenburg
1398–1436
John
Count Palatine
of Neumarkt
1383-1443
r.1410-1443
Catherine
of Pomerania
c.1390-1426
Philippa
of England
1394–1430
Eric VII
of Pomerania

King of Denmark
1381/82-1459
r.1396–1439
Cecilia
fl.1439
Christian I
King of Denmark
1426-1481
r.1448–1481
Dorothea
of Brandenburg
1430/1431–1495
Christopher III
of Bavaria

King of Denmark
1416-1448
r.1440–1448

House of Oldenburg[edit]

House of Oldenburg
Eric V
Klipping

King of Denmark
1249–1286
r.1259–1286
Abel
King of Denmark
1218–1252
r.1250–1252
3 generations
skipped
4 generations
skipped
Gerhard VI
Count of Holstein
-Rendsburg
c.1367–1404
r.1382-1404
Catherine
Elisabeth

of Brunswick
-Lüneburg
1385–after1423
Dietrich
Ct. of Oldenburg
1398–1440
r.1403–1440
Helvig
of Schauenburg
1398–1436
Christian I
King of Denmark
1426–1481
r.1448–1481
Dorothea
of Brandenburg
1430/1431–1495
Christina
of Saxony
1461–1521
John
King of Denmark
1455–1513
r.1481–1513
Margaret
of Denmark
1456–1486
James III
King of Scots
1451–1488
r.1460-1488
Anna
of Brandenburg
1487–1514
Frederick I
King of Denmark
1471–1533
r.1523–1533
Sophie
of Pomerania
1498–1568
Elizabeth
of Denmark
1485–1555
Joachim I
Nestor

Elector of
Brandenburg
1484–1535
r.1499-1535
Francis
of Denmark
1497–1511
John II
Duke of
Schleswig
-Holstein
1521–1580
r.1544–1580
Adolf
Duke of Holstein
-Gottorp
1526–1586
r.1544–1586
Christine
of Hesse
1543–1604
Dorothea
of Denmark
1528-1575
Christopher
Duke of
Mecklenburg
1537–1592
Isabella
of Austria
1501–1526
Christian II
King of Denmark
1481–1559
r.1513–
1523
Dorothea
of Saxe-
Lauenburg
1511–1571
Christian III
King of Denmark
1503–1559
r.1534-1559
Dorothea
of Denmark
1504–1547
Albert
Duke of Prussia
1490–1568
r.1525–1568
Ulrich III
Duke of
Mecklenburg
1527–1603
r.1555–1603
Elizabeth
of Denmark
1524–1586
Magnus III
of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
1509-1550
Frederick
Prince-Bishop
of Hildesheim
1532–1556
r.1551–1556
Elisabeth
of Brunswick-
Grubenhagen
1550–1586
John II
Duke of
Schleswig-H.
-Sonderburg
1545–1622
Magnus
Duke of Holstein
1540–1583
Maria
Vladimirovna

of Staritsa
c1560–1610
Frederick II
King of Denmark
1534–1588
r.1559-1588
Sophie
of Mecklenburg
-Güstrow
1557–1631
Dorothea
of Denmark
1546–1617
William
the Younger

Duke of
Brunswick-L.
1535–1592
r.1559-1592
Anne
of Denmark
1532–1585
Augustus
Elector of Saxony
1526–1586
r.1553-1586
Henry Julius
Duke of B.
-Lüneburg
1564–1613
r.1589-1613
Elizabeth
of Denmark
1573–1626
Anne
of Denmark
1574–1619
James VI/I
King of England
1566–1625
r.1603–1625
Augusta
of Denmark
1580–1639
John Adolf
Duke of Holstein
-Gottorp
1575–1616
r.1590–1616
Hedwig
of Denmark
1581–1641
Christian II
Elector of Saxony
1583–1611
r.1591-1611
Alexander
Duke of Schl.-
Holst.-Sond.
1573–1627
Ulrik
of Denmark
1578–1624
John
of Schleswig
-Holstein
1583–1602
August Philipp
Duke of
S-H-S-Beck
1612–1675
Kirsten
Madsdatter

d.1613
Anne
Catherine

of Brandenburg
1575–1612
Christian IV
King of Denmark
1577–1648
r.1588–1648
Kirsten
Munk

1598–1658
Vibeke Kruse
d. 1648
Karen
Andersdatter

d.1673
Christian Ulrik
Gyldenløve

1611-1640
Ulrik Christian
Gyldenløve

1630–1658
Hans Ulrik
Gyldenløve

1615–1645
Ulrik
of Denmark
1611–1633
Magdalene
Sibylle

of Saxony
1617–1668
Christian
Prince-Elect
of Denmark
1603–1647
Valdemar
Christian

of Schl.-Holst.
1622–1656
Christiane
Sehested

1626–1670
Hannibal
Sehested

1609-1666
Hedevig
Ulfeldt

1626–1678
Ebbe
Ulfeldt

c.1600–1670
Sophie Amalie
of Brunswick-
Lüneburg
1628–1685
Frederick III
King of Denmark
1609–1670
r.1648–1670
Sophie
Elisabeth

1619–1657
Christian
von Pentz
1600-1651
Elisabeth
Augusta
Lindenov

1623–1677
Hans
Lindenov
d.1659
Leonora
Christina

1621–1698
Corfitz Ulfeldt
1606–1664
John
George III

Elector of Saxony
1647–1691
r.1680-1691
Anna
Sophie

of Denmark
1647-1717
Frederica
Amalia

of Denmark
1649–1704
Christian
Albert

Duke of Holstein
-Gottorp
1641-1695
Wilhelmine
Ernestine

of Denmark
1650–1706
Charles II
Elector Palatine
1651–1685
r.1680-1685
George
Duke of
Cumberland
1653–1708
Anne
Queen of
Great Britain
1665–1714
r.1702–1714
Frederick
Louis

Duke of S-H
-S-Beck
1653–1728
Charlotte
Amalie

of Hesse-Kassel
1650–1714
Christian V
King of Denmark
1646–1699
r.1670-1699
Sophie
Amalie Moth

Css of Samsøe
1654–1719
Ulrika
Eleonora

of Denmark
1656–1693
Charles XI
King of Sweden
1655–1697
r.1660-1697
Charlotte
Amalie
1682-1699
Christian
Gyldenløve

1674-1703
Dorothea
Krag

1675–1754
Ulrik Christian
Count of Samsø
1678 –1719
Christian
of Denmark
1675–1695
Sophia
Hedwig

of Denmark
1677–1735
Charles
of Denmark
1680-1729
William
of Denmark
1687–1705
Louise
of Mecklenburg
-Güstrow
1667–1721
Frederick IV
King of Denmark
1671–1730
r.1699-1730
Elisabeth
Helene

von Vieregg
1679–1704
Anne Sophie
Reventlow

1693–1743
Peter August
Duke of Schl.
-Holst.-Sond.
-Beck
1697–1775
Sophie
Magdalene

of Brandenburg
-Kulmbach
1700–1770
Christian VI
King of Denmark
1699–1746
r.1730–1746
Charlotte
Amalie

of Denmark
1706–1782
George II
King of
Great Britain
163O–1760
r.1727–1760
Karl Anton
of Schl.-Holst.
-Sond.-Beck
1727–1759
Ernest
Frederick III

Duke of Saxe-
Hildburghausen
1727–1780
r.1745–1780
Louise
of Denmark
1726–1756
Juliana
Maria

of Brunswick-
Wolfenbüttel
1729–1796
Frederick V
King of Denmark
1723–1766
r.1746-1766
Louise
of Great
Britain
1724–1751
Frederick
Prince of Wales
1707–1751
Sophia
Frederica

of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
1758–1794
Frederick
Hereditary Pr.
of Denmark
1753–1805
r.1772-1784
Frederick II
Landgrave of
Hesse-Kassel
1720–1785
r.1760-1785
Friedrich
Karl

Duke of Schl.
-Holst.-Sond.
-Beck
1757–1816
Charles
Landgrave of
Hesse-Kassel
1744–1836
Louise
of Denmark
1750–1831
William I
Elector of Hesse
1743–1821
Wilhelmina
Caroline

of Denmark
1747-1820
Caroline
Matilda

of Great Britain
1751–1775
Christian VII
King of Denmark
1749–1808
r.1766–1808
Sophia
Magdalena

of Denmark
1746–1813
Gustav III
King of Sweden
1746–1792
r.1771–1792
Friedrich
Wilhelm

Duke of S-H-S-
Glücksburg
1785–1831
Louise
Caroline

of Hesse-Kassel
1789–1867
Marie
of Hesse-Kassel
1767–1852
Frederick VI
King of Denmark
1768–1839
r.1808-1839
Louise
Auguste

of Denmark
1771–1843
Frederick
Christian II

Duke of Schle.-
Holst.-Sond.
-August.
1765–
r.1794–1814
Christian IX
King of Denmark
1818–1906
r.1863-1906
Louise
of Hesse-Kassel
1817–1898
Ferdinand
Hereditary Prince
of Denmark
1792–1863
Caroline
of Denmark
1793–1881
Charlotte
Frederica

of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
1784–1840
Christian VIII
King of Denmark
1786–1848
r.1839-1848
Caroline
Amalie

of Augustenburg
1796–1881
House of
Glücksburg
Vilhelmine
Marie

of Denmark
1808-1891
Frederick VII
King of Denmark
1808–1863
r.1848-1863
Caroline
Mariane

of Mecklenburg
1821–1876
Louise
Rasmussen

Countess Danner
1815–1874

House of Glücksburg[edit]

Glücksburg
Frederick V
King of Denmark
1723–1766
r.1746-1766
Christian III
King of Denmark
1503–1559
r.1534-1559
Princess Louise
of Denmark
1750-1831
7 generations
skipped
Louise
Caroline

of Hesse-Kassel
1789–1867
Friedrich
Wilhelm

Duke of S-H-S-
Glücksburg
1785–1831
Christian IX
King of Denmark
1818–1906
r.1863-1906
Louise
of Hesse-Kassel
1817–1898
Thyra
of Denmark
1853–1933
Ernest
Augustus

Duke of
Cumberland
and Teviotdale
1845–1923
Maria
Feodorovna

of Denmark
1847–1928
Alexander III
Emperor of
Russia
1845–1894
r.1881–1894
Olga
of Russia
1851-1926
George I
King of Greece
1845–1913
r.1863-1913
Alexandra
of Denmark
1844–1925
Edward VII
King of the
United Kingdom
1841–1910
r.1901–1910
Frederick VIII
King of Denmark
1843–1912
r.1906–1912
Louise
of Sweden
1851–1926
Valdemar
of Denmark
1858–1939
Marie
of Orléans
1865–1909
Frederick
of Schaumburg
-Lippe
1868–1945
Louise
of Denmark
1875–1906
Haakon VII
King of Norway
1872–1957
r.1905-1957
Maud
of Wales
1869–1938
Thyra
of Denmark
1880–1945
Gustav
of Denmark
1887–1944
Ingeborg
of Denmark
1878–1958
Carl
Duke of
Västergötland
1861–1951
Gustaf VI
Adolf

King of Sweden
1882–1973
r.1950-1973
Jørgen
Castenskjold
Dagmar
of Denmark
1890–1961
Alexandrine
of Mecklenburg
-Schwerin
1879–1952
Christian X
King of Denmark
1870–1947
r.1912-1947
Harald
of Denmark
1876-1949
Helena
Adelaide

of S-H-S-
Glücksburg
1888-1962
Ingrid
of Sweden
1910–2000
Frederick IX
King of Denmark
1899–1972
r.1947-1972
Knud
Hereditary Prince
of Denmark
1900–1976
Caroline
Mathilde

of Denmark
1912–1995
Henrik
of Monpezat
1934 — 2018
Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
1940—
1972—present
Benedikte
of Denmark
1944 —
Richard
of Sayn-
Wittgenstein
-Berleburg
1934 — 2017
Anne
Marie

of Greece
1946—
Constantine II
King of Greece
1940—
r.1964–1973
Inge
Terney
1938-1996
Ingolf
Count of
Rosenborg
1940-
Sussie
Hjorhøy
1950-
Frederik
Count of Monpezat
1968 -
Mary
Donaldson

1972 -
Alexandra
Manley

1964-
Joachim
of Denmark
1969-
Marie
Cavallier

1976-
Christian
Count of
Rosenborg
1942–2013
Anne Dorte
Maltoft-
Nielsen

1947-2014
Elisabeth
of Denmark
1935-2018
Christian
of Denmark
2005-
Isabella
of Denmark
2007-
Nikolai
of Denmark
1999-
Felix
of Denmark
2002-
Henrik
of Denmark
2009-
Athena
of Denmark
2012-
Vincent
of Denmark
2011-
Josephine
of Denmark
2011-