Margrethe Kirstine Pedersdatter

1781–
Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Margrethe Kirstine

When Margrethe Kirstine Pedersdatter was born in 1781, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Peter Hansen Lorentsen, was 32 and her mother, Sidsele Andersdatter Lorentsen, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Peter Hansen Lorentsen
1749–1786
Sidsele Andersdatter Lorentsen
1750–1782
Kirstine Catrine P. Hansen
1777–
Margrethe Kirstine Pedersdatter
1781–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
Age 8
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 11
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.
1814
Age 33
Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

Possible Related Names

Margareta
Margaretta

Sources (1)

  • Magrete, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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