Peder Christensen

Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Christensen was christened on 10 April 1712, in Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Terchildsen, was 26 and his mother, Karen Michelsdatter, was 26. He died on 10 January 1781, at the age of 68.

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Christen Terchildsen
Karen Michelsdatter
Mette Christensdatter
Terchild Christensen
Peder Christensen
Anne Christensdatter
Ane Christensdatter
Therkild Christensen
Jacob Christensen
Peder Christensen
Jens Christensen

Sources (1)

  • Peder Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

World Events (6)

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.


Greenland becomes Danish province.

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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