Margrethe Pedersen

12 May 1717–
Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Margrethe

When Margrethe Pedersen was born on 12 May 1717, in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Peder Rasmussen, was 33 and her mother, Inger Jeremiasen, was 29.

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Peder Rasmussen
Inger Jeremiasen
Barbara Pedersen
Hans Madvig Pedersen
Margrethe Pedersen
Kirstine Pedersen

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 12

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 13

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 45

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 Peter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Magreta Pedersen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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