A disputed succession to the Danish throne leads to 'The Count's
War'. On the death of King Frederick I, the Danish State Council
refuses to accept his son Christian, who is a staunch Lutheran.
Instead, they push the claim of Count Christopher of Oldenberg. In
the ensuing war, Count Christopher appeared to have the most
support, including an uprising of peasants in Jutland, as well as
the allegiance of Lubeck and Holstein, but ultimately, with the aid
of King Gustavus Vasa of Sweden, Christian won out, and was crowned
Please log in
to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List
), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account
with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions
We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.
Editors. "The Counts' War breaks out over succession to Gotland and Helsingborg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14529, accessed 27 May 2017.]