Margaret Queenof Denmark
Margaret, Queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, was born in 1353, and in 1375 was chosen as successor to her father, Waldemar IV., on the Danish throne. On the death of her husband, Hacon VIII., she also became sole ruler of Norway, and in consequence of an invitation from the Swedish nobles she invaded their country and wrested the crown from Albert of Mecklenburg. In 1396 Eric of Pomerania, Margaret's grand-nephew, became titular king of the three countries, the Union of Colmar in the following year making Scandinavia one kingdom. Margaret, however, really directed affairs till the last, and added Lapland and Finland to her dominions.