1659 in Denmark

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Events from the year 1659 in Denmark.



The Assault on Copenhagen on 11 February, painted by Daniel Vertangen


  • The plague ravages Denmark, particularly Jutland, probably brought to the country by German and Polish mercenaries.
  • Bornholm, previously part of Skåneland, rebels against Sweden, leading to its return to Denmark with the Treaty of Copenhagen the following year..
  • Niels Stensen, later known as Nicolas Steno, embarks on his scientific research which will in time gain him a reputation as the father of both anatomy and geology.
  • Simon van Slingelandt is appointed Dutch ambassador to Denmark.


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  1. ^ a b "1659" (in Danish). Selskabet for Københavns Historie. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  2. ^ Treasure (1985), p. 484.
  3. ^ Frost (2004), p. 164
  4. ^ Van der Bijl (1995), p. 140.
  5. ^ Rowen (2003), p. 88.
  6. ^ Frijhoff & Spies (2004), p. 134; Van der Bijl (1995), p. 140.
  7. ^ "Oluf van Steenwinckel" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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