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Johannes I of Arendaal
By the Grace of God, King of all Arendaal
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King of Arendaal
Reign 1545 - 1550
Coronation June 1545, Kronstad
Predecessor King Frederik II
Successor Queen Katherine I
Consort Blanche of Montelimar
Birth 11 Nov 1513, Emy Arnen
Death 12 Oct 1545, Trondheim
Father King Frederik II of Arendaal
Mother Helena of Franken
Issue Kristian II of Arendaal
Adele, Talemantine Empress
Elisa, Queen of Anglyn
Royal House Kapétien Dynasty
House of Norregaard
Full Name Johannes Niklaas der Norregaard-Kapét
Religion Christian (Catholic)
Buried Trondheim Cathedral

Johannes I of Arendaal ("Johannes the Handsome") (1513 - 1550) was the King of Arendaal between 1545 and 1550. He was the son of King Frederik II of Arendaal and Helena of Franken. His reign is best remembered for the worsening of religious tensions between Catholics and Protestants, which turned increasingly violent from the moment of his coronation, and which would descend into chaos after he died.


Portrait of King Johannes I


His reign was cut short by his death in mysterious circum -stances: historians believe that he was poisoned, a fate which seems to have also befallen his brother Bjorn III. As he only ruled for five years, he is eclipsed as a figure in Aren history by both his father and his son, Kristian II.


Johannes' beautiful wife, Blanche of Montelimar
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Norregaard

House of Kronhielm
Last monarchs
   Marguerite I of Arendaal
   Rurik II of Arendaal
Marguerite I's children
   Frederik II of Arendaal
   Gisela, Queen of Franken
   Malena,HolyGermanicEmpress
Frederik II
Consort
   Helena of Franken
Children include
   Johannes I of Arendaal
   Katherine I of Arendaal
   Bjorn III of Arendaal
Johannes I
Consort
   Blanche of Montelimar
Children include
   Kristian II of Arendaal
   Elisa, Queen of Anglyn
   Adele,TalemantineEmpress
Katherine I
Consort
   Matthieu of Lorraine
Bjorn III
Consort
   Sophie of Eiffelland
Kristian II
Consort
   Frederika of Suionia
Children include
   Adeliza I of Arendaal
   Elisabet,Queen ofEiffelland
Adeliza I
Consort
   Robert of Franken
Children include
   Edvard III of Arendaal
   Alienore of Havenshire
   Karolina,QueenofMontelimar
House of Lundmark

Although his son was supposed to inherit his Crown, Johannes' brother Katherine I usurped the throne since she and other staunch believed the Protestant Kristian II should not rule.

Kristian eventually came to power in 1560, and his coronation marked the end of the "Wars of Religion" which raged in the country for fifteen years (1545-1560).

Johannes I's legacy is a mixed one. On the one hand, the King enjoyed great popularity during his own lifetime. He was a devotee of the Renaissance like his father and grandparents before him and was as much a man of letters as any of his ancestors.


Johannes as a boy with his siblings, including Katherine I and Bjorn III, and their governess


He acted as patron to scholars - he was reputed to possess a brilliant academic mind. However, he was hesitant in political decision making and it is this hesitancy which is often cited for the worsening of religious tensions in Arendaal which erupted in the Wars of Religion after his father's death.

Johannes was a devoted Catholic, but a devoted humanist too, and did not have the imposing personality of his father or the decisiveness with which to act as an effective mediator between the religious groups in his kingdom. He was described "a simple and sweet man, a lover of peace, justice, and the arts", who was "a far better scholar than he could ever hope to be a politician."

By all accounts, he was the most handsome of Frederik II's sons. He was a keen athlete, participated in court dances and entertainments. He was popular with his father's court as he was both charming and personable.


Wedding banquet of Blanche of Montelimar and King Johannes I


In his youth, he was known for his wild antics, his practical jokes and his extravagance and frivolousness, which his father approved of wholeheartedly.

His sudden death shocked the country, and it is likely that he was poisoned with arsenic when he was visiting Trondheim. His son Kristian II rushed to his sickroom immediately, but was barred from entering, being physically restrained on three occasions.

Upon Johannes' death, his ferverently Catholic sister Katherine I seized the throne. Johannes' son had converted to Protestantism and Katherine, playing on the fears of the nobility, used this as an excuse to have him barred for the throne. Arendaal descended into bloody civil war over the next 10 years, and hostilities would not cease until Kristian II came to the throne in 1560. Johannes' son had to fight for his right to the throne in much the same fashion as Johannes' father, Frederik II had had to.

Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

King Johannes I of Arendaal married Princess Blanche of Montelimar. Their children included:

SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Johannes I of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
King of Coronado
 
 
King Fernando II of Coronado
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Coronado
 
 
Juan Carlos Vázquez, Prince of Coronado
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Coronado
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King Frederik II of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Gustav IV of Arendaal
 
 
King Harald III of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Niccola Grimaldi of Potenza
 
 
Queen Marguerite I of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emperor Giovanni Luciano III of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
Ottavia of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
 
 
 
 
Talemantine Empress
 
Johannes I of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
Heinrich V of Franken, Holy Germanic Emperor
 
 
Heinrich VI of Franken, Holy Germanic Emperor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madeleine of Arendaal
 
 
Duke Nikolaus IV of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Holy Germanic Empress
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Helena of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Duchess of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See AlsoEdit

Kapétien Dynasty
House of Norregaard

Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Frederik II
1520 – 1545
King of Arendaal
1545 - 1550
Succeeded by
Queen Katherine I
1550 – 1554
Prince of Norseberg
1545 - 1550
Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen
1545 - 1550
Aren royalty
Preceded by
King Frederik II
Crown Prince of Arendaal
Prince of Fjordholm

1520 - 1545
Succeeded by
Kristian II
usurped
by Katherine I

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