The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)
The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Bengt, Ben(d)t, short forms of Benignus, Benedikt ( see Benedict ).