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Christian II

(1481–1559). “The Cruel.” King of Den. and Norw. (1513–23) and Swed. (1520–23); married Isabella, sister of Charles* V; responsible for Stockholm* Bloodbath November 8–10, 1520, in which over 80 Swed. nobles were slain. Driven out of Swed. 1521, out of Den. to the Neth. 1523. Interested in humanistic reforms in the ch. Defeated by Gustavus* I in Swed.

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