Niels Knudsen

1673–16 February 1716
Terp, Hvorslev, Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

Niels Knudsen was christened in 1673, in Lisbjerg, Århus, Denmark as the son of Knud Rasmussen and Maren Nielsdatter Søndergaard. He married Kirsten Rasmusdatter Fiil on 24 June 1709, in Trige, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in Pannerup, Trige, Århus, Denmark, and was buried in Trige, Århus, Denmark.

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Niels Knudsen
Kirsten Rasmusdatter Fiil
Marriage: 24 June 1709
Maren Nielsdatter

Spouse and Children

24 June 1709
Trige, Århus, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



    Karen Knudsdatter


    Johanne Knudsdatter


    Bodil Knudsdatter



    Rasmus Knudsen


+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Niels Knudson in entry for Cidsel Nielsdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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