Jens Madsen

Male1685–19 May 1754

Brief Life History of Jens

Jens Madsen was born in 1685, in Magleby, Tranekær, Denmark as the son of Matz Hansen. He married Kirsten Christensdatter on 16 March 1710, in Magleby, Tranekær, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He was buried in Magleby, Tranekær, Denmark.

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Jens Madsen
Kirsten Christensdatter
Marriage: 16 March 1710
Carsten Jensen
Christen Jensen
Maren Jensen
Mads Jensen
Mads Jensen
Hans Jensen

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  • Jens Madsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1710Magleby, Tranekær, Denmark
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 16

    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 28

    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.


    Age 44

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .

    English: variant of Madson .

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

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