1868 in Denmark

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Events from the year 1868 in Denmark.



  • 24 April – A law is adopted providing for the construction of a new port at Esbjerg, until then a tiny community, a replacement for the harbour in Altona, which had previously been Denmark's most important North Sea harbour.[1]
  • 7 August – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen is established.
  • 16 October – All Danish rights to the Nicobar Islands, which since 1848 had been gradually abandoned, are sold to the British as the last remains of Danish India.




  1. ^ "Esbjerg Krøniken - Esbjergs udvikling i årstal" (in Danish). Esbjerg Byhistoriske Arkiv. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 

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