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Waldemar
Waldemar, Valdemar or Woldemar is an Old High German given name. It consists of the elements ''wald-'' "power", "brightness" and ''-mar'' "fame". The name is considered the equivalent of the Slavic name Vladimir (name), Vladimir, Volodymyr, Uladzimir or Włodzimierz (given name), Włodzimierz. The Old Norse form ''Valdamarr'' (also ''Valdarr'') occurs in the Guðrúnarkviða II as the name of a king of the Danes. The Old Norse form is also used in Heimskringla, in the story of Harald Hardrada, as the name of a ruler of Holmgard (Veliky Novgorod), in this case as a translation of the Slavic name ''Volodimer''.Alison Finlay (2004). ''Fagrskinna: A Catalogue of the Kings of Norway''. Brillp. 236 The ''Fagrskinna'' kings' sagas also have ''Valdamarr'' as the translation of Slavic ''Volodimer''/''Vladimir'', in reference to both Vladimir the Great and Vladimir Yaroslavovich. The German form was introduced to Scandinavia as ''Valdemar'' in the 12th century, with king Valdemar I of ...
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Valdemar IV Of Denmark
Valdemar IV Atterdag (the epithet meaning "Return of the Day"), or Waldemar (132024 October 1375) was King of Denmark from 1340 to 1375. He is mostly known for his reunion of Denmark after the bankruptcy and mortgaging of the country to finance wars under previous rulers. Accession He was the youngest son of King Christopher II of Denmark and Euphemia of Pomerania. He spent most of his childhood and youth in exile at the court of Emperor Louis IV in Bavaria, after the defeats of his father and the death and imprisonment, respectively, of his two older brothers, Eric Christoffersen of Denmark, Eric and Otto, Duke of Lolland and Estonia, Otto, at the hand of the Holsteiners. Here he acted as a pretender, waiting for a comeback. Following the assassination of Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, by Niels Ebbesen and his brothers, Valdemar was proclaimed king of Denmark at the Viborg Cathedral#Regional assembly, Viborg Assembly (''landsting'') on St John's Day (St Hans' Day) on ...
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Valdemar I Of Denmark
Valdemar I (14 January 1131 – 12 May 1182), also known as Valdemar the Great ( da, Valdemar den Store), was King of Denmark from 1154 until his death in 1182. The reign of King Valdemar I saw the rise of Denmark, which reached its high medieval zenith under his son King Valdemar II. Childhood Valdemar was the son of Canute Lavard, Duke of Schleswig, the chivalrous and popular eldest son of King Eric I of Denmark. Valdemar's father was murdered by King Magnus I of Sweden days before the birth of Valdemar; his mother, Ingeborg of Kiev, daughter of Grand Prince Mstislav I of Kiev and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden, named him after her grandfather, Grand Prince Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev. Valdemar was raised at Ringsted in the court of Danish nobleman Hvide#Family of Asser Rig, Asser Rig of Fjenneslev (ca. 1080–1151). Asser was a member of the Hvide noble family and had been raised together with Valdemar's father Canute Lavard. Valdemar was raised together with Asser's sons, in ...
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Holmgard
Veliky Novgorod ( rus, links=yes, Великий Новгород, p=vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj ˈnovɡərət), also known as just Novgorod (russian: Новгород, lit=newtown, links=yes), is the largest city and administrative center of Novgorod Oblast, Russia. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia, being first mentioned in the 9th century. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen and is situated on the M10 highway (Russia), M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The city has a population of At its peak during the 14th century, the city was the capital of the Novgorod Republic and was one of Europe's largest cities. History Early developments The Sofia First Chronicle makes initial mention of it in 859, while the Novgorod First Chronicle first mentions it in 862, when it was purportedly already a major Baltics-to-Byzantium station on the trade rout ...
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Waldemar III, Prince Of Anhalt-Zerbst
Waldemar III, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (died 1391) was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst. He was the youngest son of John II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, by his wife Elisabeth, daughter of John I, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen. Life

Waldemar inherited the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst when his father died in 1382. According to the family law of the House of Ascania, he was obliged to rule jointly with his older brothers Sigismund I and Albert IV. He never married and on his death was succeeded by his brothers. Five years later (1396), Sigismund and Albert divided the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst and created two new principalities: Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Köthen. Princes of Anhalt-Zerbst 1391 deaths Year of birth unknown {{Germany-royal-stub ...
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Waldemar II, Prince Of Anhalt-Zerbst
Waldemar II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (died bef. 24 August 1371) was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the Principality of Anhalt-Zerbst. He was the eldest child and only son of Waldemar I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst by his first wife Elisabeth, daughter of Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg, Rudolf I, Elector of Saxony and Duke of Saxe-Wittemberg. Life

After the death of his father in 1368, Waldemar became the new co-ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst with his cousin John II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, John II. His reign only lasted four years. After his death unmarried and childless, he was succeeded by John II, who became the sole ruler over Anhalt-Zerbst. Princes of Anhalt-Zerbst 1371 deaths Year of birth unknown {{Germany-royal-stub ...
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Waldemar I, Prince Of Anhalt-Zerbst
Waldemar I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (died 7 January 1368) was a Germans, German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst. He was the youngest son of Albert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, by his second wife Agnes, daughter of Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal. Life After the death of his father in 1316, the young Waldemar and his older brother Albert II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Albert II were put under the custody of their maternal uncle Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal. When both brothers reached adulthood, they ruled the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst jointly. Waldemar made his residence in Dessau and Albert in Zerbst or Köthen. In 1359 Waldemar's nephew Albert III, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Albert III was also made co-ruler by his father Albert II, but he soon died. Three years later (in 1362), Albert II died and Waldemar became co-ruler with his youngest nephew John II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, John II. Six years later, Waldemar ...
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Valdemar III Of Denmark
Valdemar III (1314–1364) was King of Denmark from 1326 to 1329, while he was underage; he was also Duke of Schleswig as Valdemar V in 1325–26 and from 1330 to 1364. He was a rival king set up against the unsuccessful Christopher II of Denmark, Christopher II and was widely opposed by his subjects. His term was ended when he abdicated. Sometimes the earlier King Valdemar the Young (c. 1209–1231) is also referred to as Valdemar III. Biography Valdemar's father was Duke Eric II of Schleswig and his mother was Adelaide of Holstein-Rendsburg, Adelaide, daughter of Henry I, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, Henry I of Rendsborg. When his distant kinsman and the head of the rival royal branch Christopher II of Denmark was exiled from his kingdom, Holsteiner and Danish high nobles got to choose a new king. Their choice fell to 11-year-old Duke Valdemar V of Schleswig, who was the head of the branch descended from King Abel of Denmark. Due to his young age, his maternal uncle, the mighty ...
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Valdemar The Young
Valdemar the Young () ( – 28 November 1231) was a Junior King of Denmark The monarchy of Denmark is a constitutional political system, institution and a historic office of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Kingdom includes Denmark proper, as well as the autonomous administrative division, autonomous territories of th ... from 1215 until his death. Valdemar was the eldest son and co-ruler of King Valdemar II of Denmark Valdemar II (9 May 117028 March 1241), called Valdemar the Victorious or Valdemar the Conqueror (''Valdemar Sejr''), was the King of Denmark from 1202 until his death in 1241. The nickname ''Sejr'' is a later invention and was not used during th ... by his first wife, Dagmar of Bohemia Dagmar of Bohemia (also known as Margaret, cz, Markéta; 1186 – 24 May 1212 in Ribe) was queen consort of Denmark, Queen of Denmark as the first spouse of King Valdemar II. She was the daughter of King Ottokar I of Bohemia and his first wife, .... He did not outlive hi ...
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Livonian Crusade
The Livonian Crusade refers to the various Christianization Christianization ( or Christianisation) is the conversion of individuals to Christianity or the conversion of entire groups at once. Various strategies and techniques were employed in Christianization campaigns from Late Antiquity and througho ... campaigns in the area constituting modern Lithuania Lithuania (; lt, Lietuva ), officially the Republic of Lithuania ( lt, Lietuvos Respublika, links=no), is a country in the Baltic region The terms Baltic Sea Region, Baltic Rim countries (or simply Baltic Rim), and the Baltic Sea countri ..., Latvia Latvia ( or ; lv, Latvija ; ltg, Latveja; liv, Leţmō), officially known as the Republic of Latvia ( lv, Latvijas Republika, links=no, ltg, Latvejas Republika, links=no, liv, Leţmō Vabāmō, links=no), is a country in the Baltic re ... and Estonia Estonia ( et, Eesti ), officially the Republic of Estonia ( et, Eesti Vabariik, links=no), is a ...
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Valdemar II Of Denmark
Valdemar II (9 May 117028 March 1241), called Valdemar the Victorious or Valdemar the Conqueror (''Valdemar Sejr''), was the King of Denmark The monarchy of Denmark is a constitutional political system, institution and a historic office of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Kingdom includes Denmark proper, as well as the autonomous administrative division, autonomous territories of th ... from 1202 until his death in 1241. The nickname ''Sejr'' is a later invention and was not used during the King's own lifetime. ''Sejr'' means ''victory'' in Danish. Background He was the second son of King Valdemar I of Denmark Valdemar I (14 January 1131 – 12 May 1182), also known as Valdemar the Great ( da, Valdemar den Store), was King of Denmark Denmark ( da, Danmark, ), officially the Kingdom of Denmark, da, Kongeriget Danmark, . See also: The unity of th ... and Sophia of Minsk Sophia of Minsk or Sophia of Principality of Polotsk, Polotsk (c. 1140 – 5 May 1198) was a D ...
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Battle Of Grathe Heath
The Battle of Grathe Heath was fought in 1157 between the Danish Danish may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to the country of Denmark * A national or citizen of Denmark, also called a "Dane", see Demographics of Denmark * Danish people or Danes, people with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity * Danis ... armies of Valdemar I and his rival for the Danish throne, Sweyn III Sweyn III Grathe ( da, Svend III Grathe) ( – 23 October 1157) was the King of Denmark between 1146 and 1157, in shifting alliances with Canute V of Denmark, Canute V and his own cousin Valdemar I of Denmark, Valdemar I. In 1157, the three agr .... Valdemar's forces won the battle, and Sweyn III was slain while attempting to flee. Background The battle of Grathe (Grey) Heath on 23 October 1157 marked the end of a civil war between Sweyn III, Canute V, and Valdemar I the Great, all contenders for the Danish throne. After Eric III of Denmark Eric III Lamb ( da, Erik III Lam,  – 27 Aug ...
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Battle Of Verchen
The Battle of Verchen (german: Schlacht bei Verchen) was a battle between Saxons and Polabian Slavs, West Slavic Obotrites on 6 July 1164. The Obotrites were attacked by Saxons and Danes (Germanic tribe), Danes in 1160, resulting in the death of the Obotrite prince, Niklot, and the partition of the Obotrite lands. Niklot's son Pribislav of Mecklenburg, Pribislav rose in revolt in 1163, capturing the castles of Malchow and Quetzin. The army of Duke Henry the Lion of Saxony was concentrated at Verchen near Demmin and consisted of troops from Duchy of Saxony, Saxony, Holstein, Dithmarschen, and Frisia. The Christianity, Christian army was also assisted by a fleet from King Valdemar I of Denmark, Valdemar the Great of Denmark. They were opposed by a force of Slavs led by Pribislav and the Pomeranian dukes Bogislaw I, Duke of Pomerania, Bogislaw I and Casimir I, Duke of Pomerania, Casimir I. The outcome of the resulting bloody battle with the Slavs was in doubt, although the Christian l ...
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