Bengt Hansson

1697–1740 (Age 43)
Rudskoga, Värmland, Sweden

The Life of Bengt

When Bengt Hansson was born on 8 February 1697, in Rudskoga, Värmland, Sweden, his father, Hans Persson Isman, was 28 and his mother, Margeta Bengtsson, was 24. He married Maria Svensdotter on 6 November 1726, in Rudskoga, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 February 1740, in his hometown, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Bengt Hansson
Maria Svensdotter
Marriage: 6 November 1726
Sven Bengtsson
Kierstin Bengtsdotter
Margareta Bengtsdotter
Bengt Bengtsson
Catharina Bengtsdotter

Spouse & Children

6 November 1726
Rudskoga, Värmland, Sweden


Parents & Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 1

King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.
1700 · The Great Northern War

Age 3

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Age 23

Northern War occurred.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Hans .2 Respelling of Hanssen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bengt Hansson in entry for Margreta Bengtsdotter, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Bengt Hansson in entry for Bengt Bengtsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Bengt Hansson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"

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