Malene Olufsen


Brief Life History of Malene

Malene Olufsen was born in 1740, in Hjørring, Denmark. She married Jens Hansen on 19 November 1782. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in 1803, at the age of 63.

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Jens Hansen
Malene Olufsen
Marriage: 19 November 1782
Mette Jensen
Mette Jensen

Sources (2)

  • Malene Olufsdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Malene Olufsdr in entry for Mette Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1782
  • Children (2)

    World Events (6)

    1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

    Age 2

    The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.

    1744 · Hirschholm Palace

    Age 4

    Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

    1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

    Age 22

    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.

    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 .

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