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1801 in Denmark

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1801 in Denmark
Decades:  1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s

Events from the year 1801 in Denmark.



  • Monarch – Christian VII
  • Prime minister – Christian Günther von Bernstorff
  • Events

  • 3 March – Battle of West Kay: the Danish brig HDMS Lougen is attacked by two British vessels at West Kay in the Danish West Indies.
  • 2 April – The Battle of Copenhagen takes place.
  • 9 April – A meeting between Crown Prince Frederik and Vice Admiral Lord Nelson at Amalienborg Palace results in a ceasefire. Denmark has to leave the neutrality pact.
  • 6 July – The first vaccination against smallpox in Denmark is made, using the method invented by Edward Jenner.
  • Undated

  • Exercise is for the first time introduced in the curriculum of a state school in Denmark.
  • Births

  • 14 June – Peter Wilhelm Lund, natural scientist (died 1880)
  • 24 June – Jørgen Valentin Sonne, painter (died 1890)
  • 13 October – Søren Hjorth, railway pioneer and inventor (died 1870)
  • Deaths

  • 21 January – Peter Christian Abildgaard, scientist (born 1740)
  • References

    1801 in Denmark Wikipedia

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