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 hammers 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. Leonora frequently draws upon biblical stories and characters and God in her depiction of prison life, recreating the prison in part as a scene in the Bible and her jailors and enemies into characters in her Christian Passion. Ulfeldt even took part in these treaty negotiations, during which he took great pleasure in denigrating his former homeland. When Christian V came to the throne inthe conditions of her imprisonment were improved and she was given books and writing materials.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Power of Kings: 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. 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, females in Danish history. Monarchy and Religion in Europe, He was the eldest of nine children, having two sisters and six brothers.

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!

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.


His act of treason against the Danish monarch was discovered and he was condemned to death in absentia. One of the reasons the work has become a literary masterpiece is that the author manages to couch her account in a fine, dignified style, giving elegance and shine to even the most lurid details.

Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded. It was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammers Minde, which she had started to write during her long imprisonment. Jammers Minde conveys the woman’s conscious will to describe jammrrs experience without succumbing to her fate.

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

He graduated from the Academy in when he was twenty-five years of age and it was in this year that he first exhibited some of his first work at the Charlottenborg, the palace in which was situated the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. By jammfrs this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the same time, he received private instruction from the genre mindw 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 out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Retrieved 18 January Danish writers from the Reformation to decadence, Leonora’s ability to describe the appearance and behaviour of those she was forced to come into contact with has left a picture of a series of insignificant figures, mainly women, who would otherwise have been forgotten. They had actually been engaged since she was nine years old! His second wife was Kirsten Munk, the daughter of a wealthy court official, who had been living with her family at the royal palace in Copenhagen.

This site uses cookies. Skip to content Kristian Zahrtmann My blog today is a mixture of art and history. 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. So what happened to Leonora Christina? The work, first published inis included in the Danish Culture Canon.

It is considered to be the finest piece of prose work written in 17th-century Denmark. 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.


The conditions in the prison were both degrading and vile. 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, for his birthday, a copy of Jammers Mindewhich literally translated means A Memory of Lament.

He escaped the jaws of death but died in a Rhine boating accident during one of his flights from impending arrest. 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.

It was a posthumous autobiography written by Leonora during her twenty-two year solitary incarceration in the Blue Tower in Copenhagen Castle and which was not published until years later, in Kirsten Munk bore the king twelve children, ten of whom survived infancy, two sons and eight daughters.

As the manuscript was secretly held abroad for many years, the work remained unknown until it was finally published inattracting considerable attention.

Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year. 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.

Married to Corfitz UlfeldtLeonora Christina was imprisoned from to in the Blue Tower of Copenhagen Castle for presumed knowledge of her husband’s treachery. Their imprisonment had been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick. This money was to help Charles facilitate the war against Denmark which began in July Corfitz Ulfeldt held great powers at the royal court but became more and more ambitious and grasping and it was these traits along with some bad political decisions which had him and the king fall out.

This, however, was to be his ultimate undoing. In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king and queen improved situation:.