When Mariane Nielsdatter was born on 31 December 1780, in Hillerslev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark, her father, Niels Christensen, was 25 and her mother, Ane Marie Rasmusdatter, was 25. She married Jorgen Larsen on 17 April 1807, in Hillerslev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 November 1863, in Gestelev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gestelev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark.
The form of Miriam used by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus , writing in Latin in the 1st century bc , as the name of the wife of King Herod . On the basis of this evidence, it has been thought by some to be closer to the original form of the name actually borne by the Virgin Mary, and has therefore been bestowed in her honour.
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