Christian Andersen

1812–1870 (Age 57)
Slaglille, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Christian

When Christian Andersen was born on 18 September 1812, in Slaglille, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Anders Pedersen, was 44 and his mother, Margrethe Jacobsdatter, was 30. He married Trine Ibsen on 19 April 1839, in Sorø, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sorø, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark for about 25 years. He died on 1 May 1870, in Sorø, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 57, and was buried in Sorø, Sorø, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christian Andersen
Trine Ibsen
Marriage: 19 April 1839
Peter Anton Andersen
Johanne Margrethe Kirstine Andersen
Carl Frederik Andersen
Caroline Wilhelmine Andersen
Christian Ludvig Andersen
August Rasmus Andersen

Spouse & Children

19 April 1839
Sorø, Sorø, Denmark


  • Peter Anton Andersen


  • Female1842–Female

  • Carl Frederik Andersen


  • Caroline Wilhelmine Andersen


  • Christian Ludvig Andersen


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World Events (7)


Age 2

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 6

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 17

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Christin Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Christian Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Christian Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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