Niels Andersen

1796–1840 (Age 44)
Topshøj, Sorø, Vestsjælland, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born on 1 January 1796, in Topshøj, Sorø, Vestsjælland, Denmark, his father, Anders Knudsen, was 32 and his mother, Kirsten Sorensdr, was 31. He died on 18 April 1840, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Anders Knudsen
1763–1820
Kirsten Sorensdr
1765–1830
Maria Andersen
1793–1793
Maria Andersen
1793–1795
Niels Andersen
1796–1840
Jens Andersen
1797–
Maria Andersen
1798–
Jorgen Andersen
1801–1876
Soren Andersen
1803–
Metta Andersen
1804–1888
Mette Andersen
1804–1888
Maren Andersen
1806–
Maria Andersen
1806–
Margerete Andersen
1808–
Margrete Andersen
1809–
Johanne Andersen
1811–1811
Anne Andersdatter
1815–1891

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World Events (5)

1796 · Odense Teater

Age 0

Odense Teater is Denmark's second oldest theater and one of the country's three main theaters. It is where Hans Christian Andersen started as a writer and is where The Pillars of Society was first performed.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 9

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

Age 12

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.

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 (1)

  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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