Peder Knudsen

23 July 1736–26 January 1763 (Age 26)
Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peder

When Peder Knudsen was born on 23 July 1736, in Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Knud Arildsen, was 46 and his mother, Karen Nielsen, was 45. He married Karen Michelsdatter on 25 September 1756. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 26 January 1763, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Peder Knudsen
Karen Michelsdatter
Marriage: 25 September 1756
Knud Pedersen
Mikkel Pedersen
Arild Pedersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1756
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse
    Age 1
    Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
    1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
    Age 6
    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 8
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Peder Knudsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Peder Knudsen in entry for Michel, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
    • Peder, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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