Frederik II letter to Philip II

Frederik II letter to Philip II

Dates: 1569

Letter from King Frederik II to King Philip II regarding the changes in Europe at that time and the necessity of freedom of religion. Dated 1569.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway, 1534-1588. -- Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598
  • Call Number: MSS 8493
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Item marked as document 36.
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Initial citation: MSS 8493; Frederik II letter to Philip II; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8493, LTPSC.
Related Material
Items seem to have been purchased as a set with the Picenardi family papers (MSS 769).
Subject Terms
Religion; Catholicism; Catholic Church--Spain--History; Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway, 1534-1588; Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598
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Processed; Erin Owens; June 2015.
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Frederik II letter to Philip II
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Erin Owens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-20 15:23:01 -0600.
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Biographical History

Frederik II (1534-1588) was a King of Denmark and Norway.

Frederik II was born on July 1, 1534 in Haderslev, Denmark to Christian III and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg. He helped conquer the peasant republic of Dithmarschen in 1559. Later that year he succeeded his father as King of Denmark and Norway. In 1563 he broke out into war with Sweden over supremacy in the Baltic, which became the Seven Year's War in the North. The signed a peace treaty in 1570. He rebuilt Kronborg Castle between 1574 and 1585, founded Frederikstad in 1567, and was king during a time of great growth in Danish history. He died on April 4, 1588.

Biographical History

Philip II (1527-1598) was King of Spain and, as Philip I, king of Portugal from 1580.

Philip II was born in Valladolid, Spain on May 21, 1527 to Charles V and Infanta Isabella. As a child he was trained by his father to take over the Holy Roman Empire. He became the Duke of Milan in 1540 and after marrying Mary I of England he recieved the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily in 1554. In 1555 his father resigned the Netherlands to him and in 1556 the kingdoms of Spain and the Spanish Empire. However, many in fear of his increasing power and zealousness for Catholicism, rebelled against him, such as the Netherlands. He tried conquering England through the Spanish Armada, but was defeated. He was able, however to win the war against the Ottoman Empire. During his lifetime he was married 4 times. He died in El Escorial on September 13, 1598 of cancer.

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