Queen Sophie Magdalene. Painted by J.S. du Wahl.
The Queen's Crown, made for Queen Sophie Magdalene by court jeweller Frederik (I) Fabritius in 1731.
The coronation chair of the Danish queens. Made in silver by Niels Jonsen in Copenhagen for the anointing of Queen Sophie Magdalene in 1731.
Portrait of Frederik V in his coronation robes. Painting by C.G. Pilo.
Portrait of Christian VI, painted by J.S. du Wahl. In opposition to his fathers' rather frivolous private life, he tried to distance himself and devoted himself to pietism.
Christian VI with his family; Sophie Magdalene, Crown prince Frederik (IV) and Princess Louise.
Portrait of Queen Anna Sophie, alledgedly painted by J.S. du Wahl.
Sophie Magdalene became Queen of Denmark in 1730. She was the daughter of Margrave Christian Heinrich of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. In 1721 she was married to Prince Christian (VI). She was the mother of Frederik V.
The conclusion of the Great Nordic War in 1720 was the beginning of a long Danish period of peace. Christian VI succeeded Frederik IV in 1730, and his was the first reign during which Denmark was not at war.