Valdemar II the Victorious (1170-1241) was the King of Denmark from 1202 until 1241.
He is counted among the greatest of Danish (medieval) kings.
His greatest achievement was the final subjagation and end of his crusade against the Estonians at Reval on June 25,1219. According to legend the sky during the battle was coloured red with a white cross, from this day on the symbol, called the Dannebrog has been the Danish flag.
This defeat marked the end of Danish domination of the Baltic but Estonia was preserved. He spent the remainder of his life codifying the law which was completed shortly before his death.
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