Knud Larsen

9 November 1769–14 November 1828 (Age 59)
Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Knud

When Knud Larsen was born on 9 November 1769, in Maribo, Denmark, his father, Lars Knudsen, was 25 and his mother, Johanne Madsen, was 30. He died on 14 November 1828, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Lars Knudsen
1743–1801
Johanne Madsen
1739–1820
Magrethe Larsen
1768–1830
Knud Larsen
1769–1828
Mads Larsen
1771–1827
Peder Larsen
1773–1836
Lars Larsen
1776–1847
Ane Sophie Larsen
1779–1830
Sidsel Larsen
1782–1791

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World Events (6)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 7

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 20

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 23

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Lars, Scandinavian equivalent of Lawrence .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Knud Larsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Knud, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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