Birgitte Hansdatter

about 1773–16 May 1860 (Age 87)
Hammel, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Birgitte

Birgitte Hansdatter was born about 1773, in Hammel, Skanderborg, Denmark as the daughter of Hans Jensen and Anne Pedersdatter. She married Mads Nielsen about 1796, in Hammel, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 16 May 1860, in Hammel, Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hammel, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Mads Nielsen
Birgitte Hansdatter
Marriage: about 1796
Hans Madsen
Barbara Madsdatter
Ane Madsdatter
Ivare Kirstine Marie Madsdatter
Kirstine Marie Madsdatter
Karen Marie Nicoline Madsdatter

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  • Marriage
    about 1796Hammel, Skanderborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1776 · Kongens Klub
    Age 3
    The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
    Age 16
    The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
    1796 · Odense Teater
    Age 23
    Odense Teater is Denmark's second oldest theater and one of the country's three main theaters. It is where Hans Christian Andersen started as a writer and is where The Pillars of Society was first performed.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • Birthe Hansdatter (88 yr old), Voldby, Silkeborg, Århus, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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