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Christian IV (1577-1648) was king of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648. Christiansand in southern Norway, the port from which one travels to England or destinations in the Baltic, was named after him. He also founded Christiana, which is today known as Oslo. He founded Kongsberg in 1624, originally Konings Bierg, as a mining community to exploit the huge silver deposit there.