1742 in Denmark
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Events from the year 1742 in Denmark.
- November 13 – The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is founded as a historical Collegium Antiquitatum. It was founded by secretary of state, Count Johan Ludvig Holstein and the history professor Hans Gram.
- April 12 – Søren Gyldendal, bookstore owner, publisher (died 1802)
- August 9 – Johan Christian Schønheyder, bishop (died 1803)
- October 7 – Johan Zoëga, entomologist and botanist (died 1798)
- November 18 – Johannes Ewald, dramatist, poet (died 1781)
- "Dantes Plads: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab" (in Danish). University of Copenhagen. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
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