Jens Jensen

about 1680–
Mariager, Randers, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born about 1680, in Mariager, Randers, Denmark, his father, Jens Christian Pedersen, was 26 and his mother, Anne Christensen, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Pedersen
1654–1744
Anne Christensen
1658–1733
Jens Jensen
1680–
Peder Jensen
1690–1727
Anders Jensen
1696–
Maren Jensen
1705–1744
Bodil Jensen
1705–1768
Else Jensen
1706–
Oluf Jensen
1697–
Morten Jensen
1698–
Anders Jensen
1703–
Olluf Jensen
1704–1782

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 21

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 33

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.
1729

Age 49

Greenland becomes Danish province.

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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