Carl Olufsen

Maleabout 1675–1741

Brief Life History of Carl

When Carl Olufsen was born about 1675, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Oluf Jensen Møller, was 32 and his mother, Ingeborg Jensdatter, was 29. He married Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed on 7 January 1707, in Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1741, in his hometown, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Carl Olufsen
Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed
Marriage: 7 January 1707
Oluf Carlsen
Poul Kofoed Carlsen
Carl Carlsen
Poul Kofoed Carlsen
Karen Carlsdatter
Elesebeth Carlsdatter
Ingeborg Carlsdatter

Sources (2)

  • Carl Olufssen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Carl Olufssen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1707Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 26

    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

    Age 38

    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.


    Age 54

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, from Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir, descendant’. Olaf (also Olav, in Sweden Olof) has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of Saint Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c. 1030. This surname is rare in Denmark. Compare Olafson .

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

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