Giertrud Nielsdatter

1737–
Hyllebjerg, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Giertrud

When Giertrud Nielsdatter was born on 23 June 1737, in Hyllebjerg, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Niels Christensen, was 47 and her mother, Mette Christensdatter, was 44.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christensen
1690–1754
Mette Christensdatter
1693–1754
Nielsen
1731–1731
Jens Nielsen
1732–1733
Jens Nielsen
1733–1792
Christen Nielsen
1735–
Giertrud Nielsdatter
1737–

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World Events (8)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 5

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 7

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.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 39

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

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