Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde.”: en egenhændig Skildring af hendes Fangenskab i by Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Sophus Birket. Posts about Jammers Minde written by jonathan Title, Jammers Minde. Author, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt. Illustrated by, Hans Ovesen. Publisher, Gyldendal A/S, ISBN, ,

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Following his graduation he went to live in Copenhagen and for the six months of the winter of he enrolled at the Technical Institute in Copenhagen where he studied drawing and design under the Danish artist, Christian Hetsch and architect Ferdinand Vilhelm Jensen.

Danish Ministry of Culture. It is believed that some time later her sons had her body removed from the church and laid to rest in a secret location where her husband had been interred.

It was this friendship that in some way was the starting point of this blog about Zahrtmann and the 17th century Danish princess Leonora Christina for it was they who gave Zahrtmann, jmmers his birthday, a copy of Jammers Mindewhich literally translated means A Memory of Lament.

Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded.

Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde.”: en egenhændig Skildring af hendes Fangenskab i …

Leonora Christina, like four of her sisters, did not marry princes from one of the many European monarchies but instead her father allowed them to marry powerful and wealthy Danish noblemen in an attempt to assure their allegiance to the monarchy. Ulfeldt even took part in these treaty negotiations, during which he took great pleasure in denigrating his former homeland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This difference in class between husband and wife could well have been the reason why the wedding ceremony was a private affair and not a full-scale church wedding. Considered to be Denmark’s most important 17th-century prose work, Jammers Minde is a defensive, intimate and dramatic account, which brings back to life the painful years of Leonora’s imprisonment.

The state of the dying queen mother and the pain-wracked expression on her face presumably comforted Zahrtmann!

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This money was to help Charles facilitate the war against Denmark which began in July The work, first published inis included in the Danish Culture Canon. He escaped the jaws of death but died in a Rhine boating accident during one of his flights from impending arrest. Their imprisonment had been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick.


Jamers writing a short autobiography in French inshe embarked on Jammers Minde which she completed after her release from prison in Skip to content Kristian Zahrtmann My blog today is a mixture of art and history. It is mainly written in Danish, and Leonora translates much of the Low German, High German and French dialogue into Danish, but later on in the story adds more depth to her characters by writing in the original language, and demonstrates her superior knowledge of languages by often replying in a language they cannot understand.

Ulfeldt, now feted by the Swedish monarch, once again became too ambitious and fell out with Charles X, who ordered his arrest and was condemned to death. As the manuscript was secretly held abroad for many years, the work remained unknown until it was finally published inattracting considerable attention. Leonora Christina died in March and was buried in the crypt of the monastery which is now the church at Maribo on the Danish island of Lolland. The Power of Kings: My blog today is a mixture of art and history.

Zahrtmann was a painter, who produced landscapes, street scenes as well as many fine portraits but he was especially known for his history painting and especially paintings which featured legendary, and often tragic, minve in Danish history.

Jammers Minde conveys the woman’s conscious will to describe her experience without succumbing to her fate. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles with Danish-language external links Webarchive template wayback links CS1 Danish-language sources da. One of the reasons the work has become a literary masterpiece is that the author manages to couch jammeds account in a fine, dignified style, giving elegance and shine to even the most lurid details.

Views Read Edit View history. It was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammers Minde, which she had started to write during her long imprisonment. Retrieved from ” https: Kirsten Munk bore the king twelve children, ten of whom survived infancy, two sons and eight daughters. At the same time, he received private instruction from the genre painter Wenzel Ulrich.

Their release came after Ulfeldt paid a hefty fine which saw him and his wife almost reduced to a poverty-stricken existence. To find the answer to this we need to go back to King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway who succeeded his late father, Frederik II, at the age of eleven and ascended to the throne eight years later. When you are at the pinnacle there is only one direction one can go — down! Jammets and Leonora, who had seen her power usurped by another woman, became bitter enemies and she probably played a leading part in having Leonore incarcerated.


It is considered to be the finest piece of prose work written in 17th-century Denmark. His act of treason against the Danish monarch was discovered and he was condemned to death in absentia.

To find out more, including jammers to control cookies, see here: So why was she so severely punished for the wrongdoings of her husband?

Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde”. En egenhændig skiedring of hendes

Charles was unwilling to help and had Leonora arrested at Dover on her way back to the Continent. In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king and queen improved situation: Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year.

This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat This site uses cookies. In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king jamemrs queen improved situation:.

They had actually been engaged since she was nine years old! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Retrieved 18 January Radical for its period in its personal account, it is considered an existential religious writing.

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Monarchy and Religion in Europe, The king agreed and in May and she went to live at a monastery run by the nuns of the St. He graduated from the Academy in and a year later received his doctorate. He married his first wife Anne Catherine inwhen he was twenty years of age, and the couple went on to have seven children, four of whom died in infancy.