Christen Andersen

1745–
Mygdal, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Andersen was born in 1745, in Mygdal, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Anders Christensen, was 29 and his mother, Magrethe Jensdatter, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Anders Christensen
1716–1786
Magrethe Jensdatter
1720–1759
Christen Andersen
1745–
Kristen Andersen
1745–
Jens Andersen
1746–
Lars Andersen
1748–
Anders Andersen
1750–
Mette Andersdatter
1753–
Mads Andersen
1755–
Niels Andersen
1757–
Margrethe Andersdatter
1758–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 17

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 31

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 44

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (1)

  • Christen Andersen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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