Christian Andersen

Male7 August 1811–

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Andersen was born on 7 August 1811, in Stenlille, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Anders Didericsen, was 32 and his mother, Ane Cathrine Nielsdatter, was 32.

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Anders Didericsen
Ane Cathrine Nielsdatter
Christian Andersen
Ane Andersdatter
Christian Andersen
Niels Andersen

Sources (2)

  • Christen Pedersen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Chirsten Didriksen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (6)


Age 3

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 7

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.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 36

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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