Frederiksdal takes its name after King Frederick III who in 1668 acquired the land which had been the site of a copper mill, Hjortholm Mill, since 1650. The king had plans to build a large maison de plaisance in the grounds but died in 1780 and his son Christian V abandoned the project. Frederick IV ceded the estate to his sister, Princess Sophia Hedwig, and she began the construction of a house which for unknown reasons bore a striking resemblance with Ørholm Manor on the island of Funen, but it was never completed.
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Capital Region, Denmark
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