Karen Jensdatter

Female14 May 1683–

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Jensdatter was born on 14 May 1683, her father, Jens Christensen Jegendboe, was 45 and her mother, Kirsten Thorkildsdatter, was 44.

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Jens Christensen Jegendboe
Kirsten Thorkildsdatter
Kirsten Jensdatter
Christen Jensen
Foskild Jensen
Thorchild Jensen
Karen Jensdatter
Karen Jensen

Sources (1)

  • Karen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 18

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 30

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 46

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

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

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