Rasmus Nielsen

13 October 1765–
Odense, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Nielsen was born on 13 October 1765, in Odense, Denmark, his father, Niels Christensen, was 40 and his mother, Bodil Sorensen, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christensen
1725–
Bodil Sorensen
1735–1767
Christen Nielsen
1762–1852
Rasmus Nielsen
1765–
Anders Nielsen
1767–
Soren Nielsen
1770–
Maren Nielsen
1773–

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 11

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 24

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.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 27

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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