Anders Grossen

about 1720–
Århus, Denmark

The Life of Anders

Anders Grossen was born about 1720, in Århus, Denmark. He had at least 1 daughter.

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World Events (3)

1729

Age 9

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 10

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 17

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Dutch and Swiss German: from a pet form of a Germanic compound name beginning with the element grōz ‘large’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Anders Grossen in entry for Maren Andersdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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