Valdemar I

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Val·de·mar I

 (väl′də-mär′) or Wal·de·mar I (wôl′-, väl′-) Known as "Valdemar the Great." 1131-1182.
Danish king (1157-1182) who extended his realm and, with his sons, strengthened the monarchy.
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Valdemar I

(Danish ˈvaldəmar)
(Biography) a variant spelling of Waldemar I
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(or Val•de•mar) I

(ˈvɑl dəˌmɑr)
( “the Great” ) 1131–82, king of Denmark 1157–82.
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All the Mermaids in the Sea is a romantic fantasy adventure of three generations of mermaids that are descended from King Valdemar I of Denmark, who was washed overboard in a violent storm as a young prince.
It seems as if the main character in the narrative about the Danish defeat of this band of pirates, and also probably the original source of information, must have been the army veteran Easern Snare of the Zealandic chieftain's lineage Hvide, also a sworn brother of King Valdemar I.
The farewell speech that Saxo lets King Valdemar I deliver to his fleet, before they set sail to Oland, contains interestingly enough a serious warning against a familiar enemy.