Christian II 1481-1559
Christian was king of Denmark and Norway
from 1513 - 1523, and king of Sweden 1520 - 1523.
The Family of
Christian's father was
the king of Denmark and Norway.
In 1515, Christian married Elizabeth of Habsburg, sister of
Charles, who would become four years later the Holy Roman Emperor
Civil unrest in Sweden prompted
Christian to invade the country, to make himself king of the Swedes,
to break all promises, and to kill over 80 Swedish nobles. The slaughter
of the Swedes on November 8, 1520, became known as the
Christian was kicked out of the country by his uncle
Christian went to the Netherlands but sneaked back into the country.
1532, he was
arrested and imprisoned for the remainder of his life.