The Danish Rhymed Chronicle

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The first printer in Copenhagen was Gotfred of Ghemen. He published books in Latin and Danish between 1493 and 1510. In 1495 he printed the Danish Rhymed Chronicle, in which the kings of Denmark tell the story of their lives. This edition ends with the reign of Christian I who died in 1481.
     The words "rim krønike 500 år" are printed In lavender letters in the text to indicate that the stamp was issued to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the printed edition of the Chronicle.

SCN 1030