Christen Knudsen

about 1704–
Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Knudsen was born about 1704, in Thisted, Denmark, his father, Knud, was 30 and his mother, Mrs Knud, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Knud
1674–
Mrs Knud
1680–
Peder Knudsen
1700–
Maren Knudsdatter
1702–
Christen Knudsen
1704–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1674–Male

    Female1680–Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (3)

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 9

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.
1729

Age 25

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 26

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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