Niels Olsen

about 1644–1723 (Age 79)
Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Niels

Niels Olsen was born about 1644, in Bornholm, Denmark. He married Signe Nielsdatter about 1667. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1723, in Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Niels Olsen
1644–1723
Signe Nielsdatter
1650–1680
Marriage: about 1667
Karen Nielsdatter
1666–1699
Anders Nielsen
1669–1737
Abraham Nielsen
1670–1746
Martha Nielsdatter
1675–
Martha Nielsdatter
1680–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1667
children

(5)

World Events (2)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 57

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 69

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.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf 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 St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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