Ekspedient Carl Theodor Lang

11 March 1896–5 April 1955 (Age 59)
Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Carl Theodor

Ekspedient Carl Theodor Lang was born on 11 March 1896, in Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. He died on 5 April 1955, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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World Events (6)


Age 18

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 21

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Age 43

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

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

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