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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

prostitute, public fruentimmer, offentlig fruentimmer, prostitution, veneral infections, , , ,
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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

Christian VII, Frederik VI, Caroline Mathilde, Struensee, insanity, , , ,
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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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Birk

 

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

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Thimble

 

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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