Maria Elisabeth Bentsen

Female5 March 1886–August 1986

Brief Life History of Maria Elisabeth

When Maria Elisabeth Bentsen was born on 5 March 1886, in Menstrup, Marvede, Korsør, Denmark, her father, Hans Bentsen, was 36 and her mother, Frederikke Sofie Nielsen, was 33. She died in August 1986, in Gentofte, København, Denmark, at the age of 100.

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Hans Bentsen
Frederikke Sofie Nielsen
Ane Kirstine Bentsen
Hans Peder Sofus Bentsen
Anna Christine Bentsen
Matine Katrine Bentsen
Maria Elisabeth Bentsen

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    World Events (6)


    Age 28

    World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


    Age 31

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


    Age 53

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bent, Per. German Kurt, Otto.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Bengt, Ben(d)t, short forms of Benedikt (see Benedict ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of Danish variant Bendtsen and possibly also of Norwegian and Danish Bengtsen. Compare Bensen 2, Benson 3, and Bentson .

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

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