1681 in Denmark
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Events from the year 1681 in Denmark.
- Monarch - Christian V
- April - The pastor Jacob Worm who is a prisoner at Copenhagen Fortress, is sentenced to death for his satirical poems directed at the king, Thomas Kingo (his father-in-law) and others, but is pardoned and instead send to Tranquebar in exile.
- April 16 - A royal decree orders the execution of a new cadastral survey. Christian V's Cadastre is completed in 1688.
- June 25 - A royal decree provides for the first street lighting in Copenhagen. 500 street lights using whale oil are installed but are not to be lit on light summer nights or when the moon is out.
- June 29 - King Christian V travels from Copenhagen to Kolding in just one day, leaving at 03.00 and arriving Kolding at 22:00.
- Ole Rømer returns to Denmark from Paris and is appointed to professor at University of Copenhagen.
- Robert Robartes, Viscount Bodmin is ambassador to Denmark He was elected MP for Bossiney in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.
- An attempt to construct a dry dock fails since it continues to take in water. A new dry dock is not completed until 1739 at Christianshavn.
- The oldest house at Nyhavn in Copenhagen is built.
- Frederiksholm Canal is dug out and Storm Bridge is built in Copenhagen.
- August 5 - Vitus Bering, explorer (died 1741)