Margrethe Olsen

about 1683–
Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Margrethe

Margrethe Olsen was born about 1683, in Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark as the daughter of Ole. She married Ole Hansen about 1703, in Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Ole Hansen
Margrethe Olsen
Marriage: about 1703
Karen Olsen Graah
Jorgen Olesen
Margrethe Olesen
Jorgen Olesen

Spouse and Children

about 1703
Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark


    Karen Olsen Graah


    Jorgen Olesen


    Margrethe Olesen


    Jorgen Olesen


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World Events (8)

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

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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