Jens Jensen

1742–17 October 1762 (Age 20)
Åker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born in 1742, in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Jens Matthisen Rørum, was 28 and his mother, Johanna Adsersdatter, was 27. He died on 17 October 1762, in his hometown, at the age of 20.

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Jens Matthisen Rørum
Johanna Adsersdatter
Ellen Jensdatter
Jens Jensen
Jens Jensen
Gundel Jensen
Gundel Jensdatter
Ole Jensen
Margrete Jensen
Johanne Jensen
Kirsten Jensen
Johanne Jensdatter

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World Events (3)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 0

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 2

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 20

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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