Assistens Cemetery (Copenhagen)

Assistens Cemetery (Copenhagen)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the burial site of a large number of Danish notables as well as an important greenspace in the N rrebro district. Inaugurated in 1760, it was originally a burial site for the poor laid out to relieve the crowded graveyards inside the walled city, but during the Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century it became mondain and many leading figures of the epoch, such as Hans Christian Andersen, S ren Kierkegaard, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, and Christen K bke are all buried on the premises. Late in the century, as Assistens Cemetery had itself become crowded, a number of new cemeteries were established around Copenhagen, including Vestre Cemetery, but up through the 20th century it has continued to attract notables. Among the latter are the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr and a number of American jazz musicians who settled in Copenhagen during the 50s and 60s, including Ben Webster and Kenny Drewshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135700758
  • 9786135700756