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Frederick (of Denmark) II

baltic sweden control king

King of Denmark and Norway (1559–88), born in Haderslev, Denmark, the son of King Christian III. His competition with Sweden for supremacy in the Baltic developed into open warfare and began the Seven Years' War of the North (1563–70). He failed in his attempt to take full control of the Baltic and reluctantly signed the Peace of Stettin (1570) with Sweden, in which both countries agreed to share control of Baltic coastal territories.

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