1807 in Denmark

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Events from the year 1807 in Denmark.



The assault at Classens Have on 31 August 1807.
British destruction of ship at Holmen, copy after painting by C. W. Eckersberg.
  • 7 January – England declares an embargo against France and its allies, including Denmark.
  • 29 January – The Danish fortress Frederiksnagore surrenders to the British forces and will remain occupied until 1815. Trankebar and the Danish West Indies are also occupied by the British during the conflict.
  • 17 April – The Royal Institute for the Deaf is founded in Copenhagen.[1]
  • 6 May – Mozart's Don Juan is performed in Copenhagen for the first time, with Édouard Du Puy in the title role.[1]
  • 29 August – The Battle of Køge, also known as the 'Clogs Battle', between British troops besieging Copenhagen and Danish militia raised on Zealand ends in British victory.
  • 16 August – British troops land at Vedbæk.
  • 29–31 August – Battle at Classens Have which is destroyed.[1]
  • 2 September – Bombardment of Copenhagen starts: 290 properties burn and another 1,500 to 1,600 are damaged; 2,000 people are killed or wounded; and the Church of Our Lady and the University are among the buildings which burn.[1]
  • 7 September – Peymann, the commander of Copenhagen, surrenders to the British after four days of bombardment of the city.
  • 21 October – The British sail away with the Danish naval fleet (17 ships of the line, 12 frigates, 8 brigs, 35 smaller vessels and 81 transport ships) after destroying the ships under construction at the Holmen naval base.[1]
  • 31 October – Denmark is forced into an alliance with Napoleon.
  • 4 November – England declares war on Denmark.[1]


  • From this year annual art exhibitions are held at Charlottenborg.[1]
  • The first step towards the establishment of the museum for Nordic antiquities are made when a small collection is exhibited in the loft above Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen.[1]




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "1807" (in Danish). Selskabet for Københavns Historie. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 

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