Anders Jensen

Maleabout 1631–6 November 1726

Brief Life History of Anders

Anders Jensen was born about 1631, in Vesterbølle, Hald, Denmark. He died on 6 November 1726, in his hometown, at the age of 96, and was buried in Viborg, Denmark.

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Sources (2)

  • Anders Jensen in entry for Matz Andersen and Else Christensdatter, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Anders Jensen in entry for Bodild Christensdatter Juul, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"

World Events (2)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 70

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 82

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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