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1908 in Denmark

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1908 in Denmark
Decades:  1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s

The following lists events that happened during 1908 in Denmark.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Frederick VIII
  • Prime minister - J. C. Christensen (until 12 October), Niels Neergaard
  • Events

  • 9 June - In the Gunboat War, Danish gunboats seizes HMS Turbulent
  • 14 June – Gefion Fountain inaugurated at Langelinie in Copenhagen.
  • 8 September – Former Minister of Justice Peter Adler Alberti turns himself in to the police for embezzlement of DKK 18 million (roughly DKK 1 billion as of 2006).
  • 19 September – Det Ny Teater opens in Copenhagen as the second largest theatre in the country.
  • 20 October – Skagen Museum is founded in the dining room at Brøndums Hotel in Skagen with the ambition to collect works by the Skagen Painters and raise funds for the construction of a building for their exhibition.
  • Undated

  • Labour shortage begin to occur and the emigration to the United States almost stops.
  • Births

  • 31 March – Karl Skytte, politician (d. 1986)
  • 12 May – Gunnar Strømvad, actor (d. 1972)
  • 31 May – Sigfred Johansen, actor (d. 1953)
  • 1 October – Herman David Koppel, composer (d. 1998)
  • 6 October – Bjarne Henning-Jensen, film director (d. 1995)
  • 22 October – Ole Monty, actor (d. 1977)
  • 23 October – Urban Hansen, politician, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • Deaths

  • 14 January – Holger Drachmann, poet, painter (b. 1846)
  • 3 February – Ferdinand Meldahl, architect (b. 1827)
  • 20 March – Frants Henningsen, painter (b. 1850)
  • 27 August – Thorvald Bindesbøll, architect, designer (b. 1846)
  • 20 October – Emil Blichfeldt, architect (b. 1849)
  • 26 October – Lorenz Frølich, painter and graphic artist (b. 1820)
  • 8 November – Heinrich Hirschsprung, lawyer, businessman and patron (b. 1836)
  • References

    1908 in Denmark Wikipedia


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