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Folk high school


A folk high school in Denmark refers to an educational institution - also known as an University or College

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Public "Fruentimmer"


The term a public "Fruentimmer" was used in Denmark and refers to a prostitute

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The Gold Coast


The Gold Coast was a Danish colony in West Africa from 1658 to 1850. Gold, ivory and slaves were the primary trade products

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Christian VII


Christian VII was a Danish king, but his mental illness made him unable to rule and the country was mostly ruled by royal advisors

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The Stone Age


During the Stone Age, humans lived as hunters and gatherers. Eventually, they started settling down

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Valdemar Era, the


The Age of the Valdemars (1157-1241) is considered a golden age in Denmark's history

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A Birk means a small judicial unit separated from a district. 

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A thimble is usually used by a seamstress to protect the fingers against pinpricks

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Jensen, Peter L.


Peter L. Jensen invented the loudspeaker and was a hi-fi pioneer. Jensen’s speakers were e.g. used by Fender in their amplifiers

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