1880s|Monarch – Frederick VII
Prime minister – Carl Christian Hall
July – The archaeological excavations at the Jelling Stones are resumed under supervision of Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae and later that month visited by King Frederik VII personally.
August 25 – St. John's Church in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen is consecrated at a ceremony attended by King Frederik VII. It is first church to be built outside the city's old fortification ring when it was decommissioned.
September 13 – The Church Association for the Inner Mission in Denmark is founded.
March 2 – New Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen
February 14 – Peter Ilsted, artist and printmaker (died 1933)
April 27 – Johan Skjoldborg, author (died 1936)
May 22 – Johannes Georg Forchhammer, physicist (died 1938)
September 10 – Niels Hansen Jacobsen, sculptor (died 1941)
September 25 – Rasmus Andersen, sculptor (died 1930)
April 2 – Peter Georg Bang, politician and jurist, prime minister of Denmark (born 1797)
May 1 – Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm, artist and engraver (born 1803)
1861 in Denmark Wikipedia
Events from the year 1861 in Denmark.