Category Archives: Denmark

Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN   KØBENHAVN #173673114 / gettyimages.com The county (amt) of København lies around the Danish capital, which forms a district separate from the county. The county is the smallest of the 14 Danish counties, but second in population, and easily the … Continue reading

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Christiana

CHRISTIANA   KRISTIANA.    Former name of the capital of Norway and of a small county around and including the city.  Originally called OSLO, the city was named after Christian IV of Denmark and Norway after being rebuilt in 1624 following … Continue reading

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Bremen ~ Archbishopric

BREMEN  ~ Archbishopric. See also BREMEN ~ City-state The city on the estuary of the Weser in northern Germany became the seat of a Bishop, a suffragan of Cologne, in 787.   In 848 the diocese was merged with the recently created Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Bouches-de-l’Elbe

BOUCHES-DE-L’ELBE Department in the French Empire, 1810-13, joining the former Free Cities of Hamburg (the capital of the department) and Lübeck with former Hanoverian territory.   The territories were restored after the fall of Napoleon to their former owners, except for … Continue reading

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Bornholm

BORNHOLM Island in the western Baltic, southeast of the Swedish peninsula of Skåne.  An earlier form of the name was Burgundarholm and it is said that the Burgundians, who ended up in the Rhône-Saône region, came from here, but as … Continue reading

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Blekinge

BLEKINGE County and former province in southern Sweden, on the Baltic coast, capital Karlskrona.   It lies to the northeast of Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden. For much of the middle ages Blekinge belonged to Denmark.   Turmoil in Denmark in … Continue reading

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Bedfordshire

BEDFORDSHIRE     (Beds). County in east central England, mostly low-lying, drained by the Great Ouse and its tributary, the Ivel.   The northeastern section of the Chiltern Hills is in the south of the county. Before the Danish occupation the future county … Continue reading

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Augustenburg

AUGUSTENBURG  AUGUSTENBORG (Dan). A castle on the Danish island of Als (Alsen), off the eastern coast of the Duchy of Slesvig, built by Ernst Gunther (d.1689) and named after his wife, Auguste. Ernst Gunther’s grandfather, Hans, a younger son of … Continue reading

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Århus

ÅRHUS     Aarhus. Danish county  in eastern Jutland, named after a seaport, which was also the seat of a Bishop.

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Alsen

ALSEN   ALS (Dan). Island lying east of, and very close to, the Jutland peninsula, north of the outlet of the Flensburger Förde.   It formed part of the Danish Duchy of Slesvig, from almost all of which Denmark was expelled in … Continue reading

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Åbenrå

ÅBENRÅ     Abenrade (Ger);  Aabenraa (Anglicised). Former county in southern Denmark, once part of the Duchy of Slesvig (Schleswig).   It belonged to Germany, 1864-1920, and is  now part of the county of Sønderjylland, whose capital is the town of Åbenrå.

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Aarhus

AARHUS See  ÅRHUS.

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Aabenraa

AABENRAA See ÅBENRÅ.

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