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Greger I of Arendaal
By the Grace of God, Emperor of the North, King of Arendaal
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Emperor of the North
Reign 1663 – 1695
Coronation December 1663, Svealand
Predecessor Emperor Magnus II
Successor Empress Kristianna I
King of Arendaal
Reign 1663 – 1695
Coronation December 1663, Kronstad
Predecessor King Magnus II
Successor Queen Kristianna I
Consorts m1. Marie of Montelimar
m2. Hannelore of Danmark
Birth 10 Aug 1640, Trondheim
Death 16 Dec 1695, Emyn Arnen
Father Magnus II of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
Mother Diane of Breotonia
Issue Crown Prince Frederik
Royal House Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark
Full Name Greger von Lundmark-Kapét
Religion Christian (Protestant)
Buried Versailles Palace

Greger I of Arendaal ("Greger the Sun King") (1640 - 1695) was the King of Arendaal and Emperor of the North between 1663 and 1695. He was the son of Magnus II of Arendaal, Emperor of the North and his consort Diane of Breotonia. Greger capitalized on the strategies of his father, supporting the Kunglig Nordiska Handelsforetag (KNH) and thus increasing the economic power of Arendaal while increasing the rising power of the Empire of the North. His reign is best remembered for the final resolution of tensions between Catholics and Protestants in Arendaal, and for a series of military conflicts with Wiese.


Greger I with his first wife, Marie of Montelimar and their eldest son, Prince Frederik
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark

House of Norregaard
Last monarch
   Adeliza I of Arendaal
Children include
   Edvard III of Arendaal
   Alienore of Havenshire
   Karolina,QueenofMontelimar
Edvard III
Consort
   m1.Antoinette of Lorraine
   m2.Catrina of Warre
Children include
   Sven IV of Arendaal
   Adela, Duchess of Treviso
   Leonor, Queen of Batavie
Sven IV
Consort
   Maria Rikissa of Franken
Children include
   Magnus II of Arendaal
   Helene,TalemantineEmpress
   Diane, Queen of Anglyn
Magnus II
Consort
   Diane of Breotonia
Children include
   Greger I of Arendaal
   Kristian,KingofOrmssexColne
   Louisa, Queen of Eiffelland
   Alais, Queen of Franken
Greger I
Consorts
   m1.Marie of Montelimar
   m2.Hannelore of Danmark
Children include
   Frederik of Arendaal (married Johanna of Batavie)
Grand children include
   Kristianna I of Arendaal
Kristianna I
Consort
   Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
Children include
   Gustav V of Arendaal
   Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
   Heloise, Empress of Wiese
   Liliana,Queenof Montelimar
   Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
House of Nareath

Greger was also key to securing the crown of Ormssex-Colne for his younger brother Kristian, whose descendants ruled the area of Engellex until 1834.

Greger I himself became famous for his contributions to Aren art and culture and for the sweeping centralization of the bureaucracy and nobility at his glittering court of Versailles. Under Greger I Arendaal prospered artistically, intellectually, economically, and socially, standing firm as a leading power in Europe. Greger's long reign has been hailed one of the most successful in Aren History.

BiographyEdit

Sun King: Personality and LegacyEdit


Emperor Greger I

Greger proved to have both the political acumen and intellectual capacity of his father, Emperor Magnus II . Perhaps as a testament to his excellent education, he was a man of considerable ability, much industry, and great force of character. He had a magnificent courtesy of demeanour, which so impressed all who came near him as to make them his willing devotees. "There is enough in him to make four kings and eight respectable men besides" was what was said of him.

The Emperor possessed the power of self-assertion in spades, which attached those around him to his person, almost as if he were a sort of divinity. Princes and nobles of every degree were contented to hang about the court, flocking to the spacious lodgings at the Palace of Versailles. The exquisite Palace has repeatedly been exalted by onlookers as the most beautiful in existence, not least due to Greger’s devotion to heightening its splendour.


Banquet at the court of Greger I


For ages past, Arendaal had enjoyed the good fortune of seeing her throne successively occupied by great rulers and administrators. Such sovereigns had not only governed, but also impressed the imagination of the people. From this accomplished lineage came forth a prince singularly well informed, fond of study, enamoured with art, with a refined taste in literature, a passion for science and a natural ear for music. With such a disposition Greger I followed in the well trodden path of Royal success.

Versailles, the Arts and Court LifeEdit


Bust of Greger I of Arendaal, Emperor of the North


Greger was a formidable man in and of himself, yet it was the Imperial Aren Court centred around Versailles Palace that shone as his most brilliant asset. Though he had little patience for frivolities, he knew that in an age of Empire, the way to best assert power was to outshine his contemporaries in the brilliance he commanded.

There was a tremendous outburst of talent of every kind during his reign, and in artists, authors, musicians, generals, thinkers, and men of science, Arendaal was incomparably rich. These virtuosos blossomed at Court and such was their radiance that it became custom for foreign Royals to mime their fashions and outlooks.


The Imperial court en route to Trondheim


Palace of Versailles was the most opulent royal residence yet known in Europe. Its grounds were considerably enlarged during Greger’s reign, taking on their present resplendent form.

It was Greger I's role as patron of the Arts that earned him the title: "The Sun King". Painting, music and literature flourished alongside scientific advancement and philosophical investigation. As an indication of this artistic prowess, the Baroque age came to be known as the “Golden Age of Aren Painting”.

Marriage Alliances Edit



Emperor Greger I was a great believer in the tried and true practice of Royal Marriage Alliances, taking great advantage of the marriages of his sisters to powerful European rulers, and arranging important matches for his children and grandchildren. Greger himself, through his mother, was the grandson of the King of Breotonia and through his father a great-grandson of the King of Lorraine. His first wife, Marie was a Princess of Montelimar, while his second marriage was to Hannelore, a Princess of Danmark.


A young Greger I of Arendaal


Greger I was instrumental in securing the Crown of Ormssex-Colne for his younger brother, Kristian . His sister Louisa married the King of Eiffelland, while Alais was the Queen Consort of Franken. Greger's eldest son , Frederick, married Johanna of Batavie and his granddaughter Kristianna I wed the Emeperor of the Talemantine Empire. Like his father, he was rumoured to have supplied mistresses to prominent figures in Wiese to act as spies.


Equestrian portrait of Emperor Greger I during the German-German War


Greger was bound to his first wife, Marie of Montelimar, not only out of love, but by a devoted sense of loyalty that pervaded his character. He perplexed contemporaries by keeping much female company. "When women have well-formed minds," he would say, "I like their conversation better than that of men; you find with them a certain gentleness which is not met with amongst us, and it seems to me, besides, that they express themselves with greater clearness, and that they give a more pleasant turn to the things they say." He had great faith in women’s intellectual and political abilities and thus adamantly wanted his grand-daughter Kristianna I to succeed him after the death of his eldest son Crown Prince Frederik. Despite his great grief following Marie's death in 1685, he married Hannelore of Danmark in 1687, a political move intended to cement closer ties to Danmark.

The Aren People Under GregerEdit


Greger's palace at Versailles in Arendaal


It is true that, having recognized the importance of Court Life, Greger devoted himself to it with fervour, yet it is well known that his priority - and the real reason for his immense popularity - remained his devotion to fulfilling the interests of the peoples of Arendaal and the Empire of the North. Extensive measures were taken to keep taxation low and to simultaneously ensure that the wealth generated from taxes were employed to the public gain.


Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Greger I of Arendaal, Emperor of the North and King of Arendaal married twice, firstly to Princess Marie of Montelimar, daughter of the King of Montelimar. Their children included:

After Marie's death, Greger married Princess Hannelore of Danmark, a daughter of the first King of Danmark, King Jorgen. Their children included:

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SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Greger I of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
Prince Robert of Franken
 
 
Edvard III of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adeliza I of Arendaal, Empress of the North
 
 
Sven IV of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
King of Lorraine
 
 
Antoinette of Lorraine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Lorraine
 
 
Magnus II of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
son of Duke Nikolaus IV of Franken
 
 
King Jakob II of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Maria Rikissa of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King of Breotonia
 
 
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Diane of Breotonia
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See AlsoEdit

Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark

Empire of the North
Preceded by
Emperor Magnus II
1643 – 1663
Emperor of the North
1663 - 1695
Succeeded by
Empress Kristianna I
1695 – 1715
Aren Regnal Titles
Preceded by
King Magnus II
1643 – 1663
King of Arendaal
1663 - 1695
Succeeded by
Queen Kristianna I
1695 – 1715
Prince of Norseberg
1663 - 1695
Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen
1663 - 1695
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Magnus II
Crown Prince of Arendaal
Prince of Fjordholm

1643 - 1663
Succeeded by
Crown Prince Frederik

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