Karen Michelsen

21 March 1796–
Lyngby, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Michelsen was christened on 21 March 1796, in Lyngby, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Michel Nielsen, was 32 and her mother, Johanne Christensen, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Michel Nielsen
1764–1820
Johanne Christensen
1770–1829
Karen Michelsen
1796–
Niels Mikkelsen
1798–1852
Christen Michelsen
1801–1852
Anders Michelsen
1805–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Michel ( see Michael ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Karen Mikkelsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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