Peder Christensen

1 February 1801–
Sønderup, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Peder

Peder Christensen was christened on 1 February 1801, in Sønderup, Sorø, Denmark.

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World Events (3)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

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

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.
1814

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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  • Peder Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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