Saturday, April 21, 2012

A king of the arts

Frederick V was king of Denmark and Norway from 1746 and he founded the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, which officially opened on 31 March 1754, his 31st birthday. Frederick also purchased what would become known as the Danish West Indies from the Danish West India Company in 1754.
His statue is the one at Amalienborg Square in Copenhagen.