Niels Rasmusen

Male24 September 1776–

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Rasmusen was born on 24 September 1776, in Tårnby, København, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Pittersen, was 27 and his mother, Maren Svendsen, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Pittersen
1749–
Maren Svendsen
1751–1823
Pitter Rasmusen
1773–
Niels Rasmusen
1776–
Maren Rasmusdatter
1781–

Sources (1)

  • Niels, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 13

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 16

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 32

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans.

Americanized form (and a rare Danish variant) of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Rasmussen .

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

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