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History of Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark

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In just over eight centuries, Copenhagen has endured numerous sieges, two devastating fires, flooding, and a round of the bubonic plague.

The lively Tivoli Gardens amusement park, built in 1843, served as an inspiration for Disneyland.

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  • In 1416, Copenhagen became the capital of not just Denmark, but of Norway and Sweden as well.
    The three countries together formed the Kalmar Union, which lasted for 150 years as an alliance against German expansion until 1523, when Sweden...Read MORE...


  • Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen had its own court system, laws, and even a prison.

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  • 1711 - Plague
    In 1711, the bubonic plague swept through Copenhagen. The city had been on guard following an outbreak the previous century, requiring all incoming...Read MORE...


  • In 1728 a fire destroyed nearly half of Copenhagen’s medieval structures, including the University of Copenhagen Library, where more than 35,000 books and manuscripts were held.

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  • 1795 - June 6 - Fire destroys 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured

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  • 1801 - April 2 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen - The British destroy the Danish fleet.

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  • 1807 - September 2 - The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

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  • News 1871 - At Copenhagen, Denmark, an industrial palace is building, in which an industrial exhibition of Northern Europe will be held next year, and which afterwards is to be used permanently for industrial purposes.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871

  • Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark

  • Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark

  • Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark

  • 1913 - August 23 – The statue The Little Mermaid in Kopenhagen, Denmark, is finished.

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    August 23, 1913

  • 1916
    Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is situated on the bound, chiefly on the E. coast of Seeland, but partly on the island of Amager, which is...Read MORE...


  • 1944 - June 30 - Universal strike against nazi terror in Copenhagen

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  • 1973 - September 1 - 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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  • In 1416, Copenhagen became the capital of not just Denmark, but of Norway and Sweden as well.
    The three countries together formed the Kalmar Union, which lasted for 150 years as an alliance against German expansion until 1523, when Sweden... Read MORE...

  • Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen had its own court system, laws, and even a prison.

    mentalfloss.com
  • 1711 - Plague
    In 1711, the bubonic plague swept through Copenhagen. The city had been on guard following an outbreak the previous century, requiring all incoming... Read MORE...

  • In 1728 a fire destroyed nearly half of Copenhagen’s medieval structures, including the University of Copenhagen Library, where more than 35,000 books and manuscripts were held.

    mentalfloss.com
  • 1795 - June 6 - Fire destroys 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured

    historyorb.com
  • 1801 - April 2 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen - The British destroy the Danish fleet.

    historyorb.com
  • 1807 - September 2 - The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1871 - At Copenhagen, Denmark, an industrial palace is building, in which an industrial exhibition of Northern Europe will be held next year, and which afterwards is to be used permanently for industrial purposes.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871
  • 1913 - August 23 – The statue The Little Mermaid in Kopenhagen, Denmark, is finished.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 23, 1913
  • 1916
    Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is situated on the bound, chiefly on the E. coast of Seeland, but partly on the island of Amager, which is... Read MORE...

  • 1944 - June 30 - Universal strike against nazi terror in Copenhagen

    historyorb.com
  • 1973 - September 1 - 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    historyorb.com

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