Birgitte Hansen Sadolin

Female16 November 1741–1790

Brief Life History of Birgitte Hansen

When Birgitte Hansen Sadolin was born on 16 November 1741, in Strandby, Mariager Klosters, Denmark, her father, Hans Christian Olesen Sadolin, was 38 and her mother, Eleonora Marie Hildebrandt, was 44. She died in 1790, at the age of 49.

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Hans Christian Olesen Sadolin
Eleonora Marie Hildebrandt
Margrethe Ottilia Hansdatter Sadolin
Ole Hansen Sadolin
Niels Hansen Sadolin
Niels Hansen Sadolin
Giertrud Hofmand Sadolin
Birgitte Hansen Sadolin

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  • Birgitte Cathrine Sadolin - Parish Christening Record

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (5)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 1

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 3

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 21

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

Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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