1840 in Denmark

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List of years in Denmark

Events from the year 1840 in Denmark .


Christian VIII of Denmark King of Norway 1814, King of Denmark 1839-1848

Christian VIII was the King of Denmark from 1839 to 1848 and, as Christian Frederick, King of Norway in 1814.


Coronation of Christian VIII of Denmark, drawing by Johan Vilhelm Gertner Coronation of Christian VIII (Gertner).jpg
Coronation of Christian VIII of Denmark, drawing by Johan Vilhelm Gertner
Anointing ritual act of putting aromatic oil on a person

Anointing is the ritual act of pouring aromatic oil over a person's head or entire body. By extension, the term is also applied to related acts of sprinkling, dousing, or smearing a person or object with any perfumed oil, milk, butter, or other fat. Scented oils are used as perfumes and sharing them is an act of hospitality. Their use to introduce a divine influence or presence is recorded from the earliest times; anointing was thus used as a form of medicine, thought to rid persons and things of dangerous spirits and demons which were believed to cause disease.

Frederiksberg Palace former royal palace in Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace is a Baroque residence, located in Frederiksberg, Denmark, adjacent to the Copenhagen Zoo. It commands an impressive view over Frederiksberg Gardens, originally designed as a palace garden in the Baroque style. Constructed and extended from 1699 to 1735, the palace served as the royal family’s summer residence until the mid-19th century. Since 1869, it has housed the Royal Danish Military Academy.

The Constitutional Act of the Kingdom of Denmark, or simply the Constitution, is the constitution of the Kingdom of Denmark, applying equally in Denmark proper, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. In its present form, the Constitutional Act is from 1953, but the principal features of the Act go back to 1849, making it one of the oldest constitutions.


Peter Faber: Ulfeldts Plads,the oldest Danish photograph on record Peter Faber Ulfeldts Plads 1840.jpg
Peter Faber: Ulfeldts Plads,the oldest Danish photograph on record
Photography in Denmark

Photography in Denmark has developed from strong participation and interest in the very beginnings of the art in 1839 to the success of a considerable number of Danes in the world of photography today.


Gråbrødretorv is a public square in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark, just off the pedestrian street Strøget.

Copenhagen Capital of Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and it is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.


Theodor Philipsen Danish artist

Theodor Esbern Philipsen was a Danish painter of Jewish ancestry; known for landscapes and animal portraits. He also did small figures in wax and clay.

Events from the year 1920 in Denmark.

Troels Frederik Lund Danish historian

Troels Frederik Troels-Lund was a Danish historian.


Christian Waagepetersen

Christian Waagepetersen was a Danish wine merchant and patron of the arts. The Waagepetersen House, his home on Store Strandstræde in Copenhagen, was during the 1820s and 1830s a meeting place for many leading figures of the Danish Golden Age. The neoclassical building is now listed.

Events from the year 1787 in Denmark.

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Kongens Enghave district of Copenhagen

Kongens Enghave, commonly known as Sydhavnen or the postal district of 2450 Copenhagen SV (southwest) is a district in southern Copenhagen. While its core is a largely pre-WWII former working class district, it also contains an upscale residential area along the harbour having been developed after 2000, scattered industrial areas, large parks such as Valbyparken and Sydhavnstippen, allotment gardens and parts of Vestre Kirkegård, the city's largest cemetery.

Copenhagen Municipality Place in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Municipality, also known in English as the Municipality of Copenhagen, located in the Capital Region of Denmark, is the largest of the four municipalities that constitute the City of Copenhagen, the other three being Dragør, Frederiksberg, and Tårnby. The Municipality of Copenhagen constitutes the historical city center and the majority of its landmarks. It is the most populous in the country with a population of 626,350 inhabitants, and covers 86.4 square kilometres (33.4 sq mi) in area,. Copenhagen Municipality is located at the Zealand and Amager islands and totally surrounds Frederiksberg Municipality on all sides. The strait of Øresund lies to the east. The city of Copenhagen has grown far beyond the municipal boundaries from 1901, when Frederiksberg Municipality was made an enclave within Copenhagen Municipality.

Events from the year 1901 in Denmark.

Events from the year 1910 in Denmark.

Amagertorv square in central Copenhagen, Denmark

Amagertorv, today part of the Strøget pedestrian zone, is often described as the most central square in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Second only to Gammeltorv, it is also one of the oldest, taking its name from the Amager farmers who in the Middle Ages came into town to sell their produce at the site.

Peter Faber (telegraph specialist) Danish photographer, songwriter and director of telegraph networks

Peter Christian Frederik Faber was a Danish telegraphy pioneer. In Denmark, he is remembered first and foremost for his songwriting. Faber was also an amateur photographer and is credited with the oldest photograph on record in Denmark.

Wilders Plads

Wilders Plads is a waterfront area located just north of Wilders Kanal, a branch of Christianshavns Kanal, in the north-western corner of the Christianshavn neighbourhood of Copenhagen, Denmark. The area is bounded by Christianshavn Canal to the east and Krøyers Plads to the north.

Events from the year 1863 in Denmark.

Events from the year 1786 in Denmark.

Events from the year 1648 in Denmark.

Events from the year 1661 in Denmark.

Events from the year 1450s in Denmark.

City Campus (University of Copenhagen)

The City Campus is one of the University of Copenhagen's four campuses in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is home to the Faculty of Social Sciences and parts of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Science. The main campus area, the Center for Health and Society, is situated on Øster Farimagsgade, across the street from the University's Botanical Garden, which is also part of the campus area. The City Campus also comprises a building on Øster Voldgade and the university headquarters on Frue Plads.

Enghave Plads is a central public square of the Vesterbro district in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located where Istedgade reaches Enghavevej, which separates the square from Enghave Park.

Blågård Danish manor house

Blågård, also Blaagaard or Blågård Slot, was a royal country house near Peblinge Sø in what is now the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. Built in 1706 by Prince Charles of Denmark, in 1780 it was converted into a clothing factory before becoming a teacher training institution in 1791. After serving as a hospital in the early 19th century, in 1828 it became Nørrebro's first theatre until it was destroyed by fire in 1833. Today the name subsists in Blågårds Plads, Blågårdsgade andrelated developments in the area.


Bombebøssen is a listed property from 1896 overlooking Christianshavn Canal in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of central Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built by the charity Sømandsstiftelsen Bombebøssen to provide housing for indigent seamen.

Events from the year 1692 in Denmark

Events from the year 1698 in Denmark


  1. "Christian VIII | king of Denmark". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. 1 2 "1840" (in Danish). Selskabet for Københavns Historie. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. Marie-Louise Berner, "Danmarks første fotografi – Ulfeldts Plads juni 1840," Tidskrift.dk. In Danish with short English summary. Retrieved 2 February 2010.