On 09 Oct 1518 [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (47) and Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (20) were married.
In 1523 Christian II King Denmark II King Norway 1481-1559 (41) abdicated following pressure from his nobility. [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (51) succeeded I King Denmark.
On 29 Oct 1525 [his half-brother] Christian III King Denmark 1503-1559 (22) and Dorothea of Saxe Lauenburg Queen Consort Denmark and Norway 1511-1571 (14) were married.
On 25 Jan 1526 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 was born to [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (54) and Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (28).
In 1560 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (33) was appointed 343rd Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (26). It isn't entirely clear why he was awarded the Garter. He was a thirty-four years old, unmarried younger son of the [his father] King of Denark (88). He may have been pursuing a marriage to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (26).
Diary of Henry Machyn April 1560. 11 Apr 1560. The xj day of Aprell toke ys jorney from the byshope of Wynchastur('s) plasse the duke of Swaynland [Note. Possibly King Erix XIV of Sweden 1533-1577 (26) but he has been previously referred to a Prince, or Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (34) who arrived on 29 Mar 1560], the wyche he kept the nobulle howse that ever dyd stranger in England for cher, for he spent more and gayff grett gyftes and reywardes as a ...
Diary of Henry Machyn December 1560. 13 Dec 1560. The xiij of Desember was stallyd at Wyndsor the duke of Wanholt (34), knyght of the nobull order of the gartter, and the good erle of Ruttland (34) was the quen('s) (27) depute at that tyme.
On 12 Oct 1561 William "Younger" Welf Duke Brunswick Lüneburg 1535-1592 (26) and [his niece] Dorothea Oldenburg Duchess Brunswick Lüneburg 1546-1617 (15) were married. [his niece] She by marriage Duchess Brunswick Lüneburg.
In 1568 [his mother] Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (70) died.
On 20 Jul 1572 [his nephew] Frederick II King Denmark 1534-1588 (38) and Sophie Mecklenburg-Schwerin Queen Consort Denmark 1557-1631 (14) were married. They were second cousins once removed. She by marriage Queen Consort Denmark.
On 13 May 1594 [his wife] Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (50) died.
Diary of Henry Machyn February 1561. The yerle of Darbe.
On the Emperowre('s) syd.
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The prynse of Pyamont.
The markes of Wynchester, tresorer.
The lord Robart Dudley.