Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway (1534-1588)
Frederik II (Frederick), King of Denmark and Norway, 1559-1588, was born 1 July 1534, son of King Christian III of Denmark and Norway (1503-1559) and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (1511-1571). He succeeded his father as king in 1559, and upon his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Christian IV (1577-1648).
Dutch emigrants, including Mennonites, Davidjorists, and Sacramentists, repeatedly came to Holstein, Schleswig, and Denmark. At the urging of the clergy the king took steps to prevent their growth; in 1558 against Johann Knijpmark and his companions in Krempe, and 20 September 1569, by an edict of 25 articles which were to be signed by foreigners before they were given permission to settle to prevent perversion of doctrine and schism. In 1574 Frederik ordered the provost Johann Vorstius at Itzehoe to examine all the Dutch residents of the Wilstermarsch, as they were suspected of Davidjorism. A preacher Andreas had to surrender his books and promised to reform, and was therefore permitted to keep his property.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 382. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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