Knowledge Identifier: +Margrethe_II_of_Denmark
Born in 1940.
Countries: Denmark (61%), United States (11%), Iceland (11%)
Linked to: Aarhus University, Girton College, Cambridge, London School of Economics, University of Paris
Since her paternal grandfather, the then-reigning King Christian X, was the King of Iceland at the time, and Margrethe until 1944 was an Icelandic princess, the Princess was as a tribute to the people of Iceland given an Icelandic name, "Þórhildur", consisting of "Thor" and the word for "battle" or "fight"
On 10 June 1967, Princess Margrethe married a French diplomat, Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen
As the eldest child of King Frederick IX and Ingrid of Sweden, she succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972
Inga Nielsen - In her home country Nielsen was *awarded the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1984 and appointed Knight of Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1992
Leo Goldberger - "The Order of Dannebrog ", awarded by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1993
Helle Thorning-Schmidt - She was elected to replace Mogens Lykketoft as Leader of the Social Democrats after the 2005 parliamentary election, leading her party through the 2007 parliamentary election, which was won by the centre-right alliance, and the 2011 parliamentary election, after which she was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Margrethe II