Kirsten Jensdatter

Female12 September 1802–

Brief Life History of Kirsten

When Kirsten Jensdatter was christened on 12 September 1802, in Tjæreby, Vester Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark, her father, Jens Mortensen, was 54 and her mother, Sitze Jørgensdatter, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Jens Mortensen
Sitze Jørgensdatter
Hans Jensen
Maren Jensdatter
Niels Jensen
Anders Jensen
Morten Jensen
Anne Jensdatter
Kirsten Jensdatter
Kirsten Jensdatter

Sources (2)

  • Kirsten Jensdatter, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Christening of Kirsten Jensdatter 1802 - Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-33521-6781-97

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.


Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

form of Christine , now also well established in the English-speaking world. A well-known bearer of the name was the Norwegian opera singer Kirsten Flagstad ( 1895–1962 ).

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

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