Birthe

about 1733–
Denmark

The Life of Birthe

Birthe was born about 1733, in Denmark.

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Hans Davidsen
1731–1813
Birthe
1733–

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World Events (3)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 4

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.
1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 9

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 11

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.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Birthe - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1733; Denmark

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