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Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
is a Danish non-governmental science Academy, founded 13 November 1742 by permission of the King Christian VI
Christian VI was King of Denmark and Norway from 1730 to 1746.He was the son of King Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway and Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. He married Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach and fathered Frederick V.-The reign and personality of Christian VI:To posterity Christian...
, as a historical Collegium Antiquitatum. It was founded by secretary of state, Count Johan Ludvig Holstein and the history professor Hans Gram.
Members of the Academy are researching, lecturing and publishing in nearly all fields of science. The Academy has approximately 250 national and 260 foreign members.
- Olaf Pedersen, Lovers of Learning - A History of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 1742-1992, Munksgaard, 1992. ISBN 87-7304-236-6.