Bregentved is a manor house located 3 km east of Haslev on the Danish island of Zealand. It has been owned by the Moltke family since the middle of the 18th century; the first known reference to Bregentved is from 1319 when King Eric VI of Denmark passed the estate to Roskilde Abbey. From the end of the 14th century the property was owned by a succession of aristocratic families, including that of Krognos in the 16th century, until 1718 when it was acquired by King Frederick IV. In the eighteenth century Bregentved was in consecutive Birks, so had separate legal jurisdiction from Haslev Sogn and old Ringsted Herred; the north wing still extant in the early 21st century was built 1731-36 by architect Lauritz de Thurah and has a black-tiled, hipped roof. It contains a chapel on the first floor. In 1746, King Frederick V granted the Bregentved estate to Adam Gottlob Moltke, one of his closest companions, at the same time made lord chamberlain and a count. Over the next few years, Moltke adapted the two remaining wings with the assistance of the architects G.
D. Anthon and Nicolai Eigtved. Moltke commissioned Eigtved to build him a large mansion in Copenhagen, the south-western of the four Amalienborg Palaces, completed in 1754. At Bregentved, Moltke introduced several agricultural reforms to the management of the estate with inspiration from Holstein. A. G. Moltke died at Bregentved on 25 September 1792, passing his estates to his oldest son, Joachim Godske Moltke, who ceded their mansion in Copenhagen to the royal family after the fire of Christiansborg Palace in 1794; as a replacement, Adam Wilhelm Moltke, who had just left office as the first Prime Minister under Denmark's new constitutional monarchy, acquired a new mansion which became known as Moltke's Mansion. After the harvests at Bregentved Manor and other family holdings, he would move his entire household to Copenhagen. In the 1880s, Count Frederik Christian Moltke decided to modernize the house, he demolished the two Eigtved wings and replaced them with two new wings which were completed in 1891 to the design of the architect Axel Berg.
The main east wing and the south wing of the present three-winged building date from Axel Berg's 1891 rebuilding and stand on Eigtved's foundations. They are topped by a Mansard roof in copper and tile; the east wing has a three-bay risalit with pilasters and a triangular pediment, a two-bay corner risilit at each end with segmental pediments. The entrance tower dates from Berg's expansion; the north wing has a black-tiled, hipped roof. It contains a chapel on the first floor. In the 1760s, A. G. Moltke commissioned Nicolas-Henri Jardin to create a garden in the French formal garden style but it was adapted into a landscape garden in 1835; some features have been retained from Jardin's garden, including avenues, traces of a parterre surrounded by canals and a system of fountains, restored in 1994. Some vases and Frederik V's Obelisk by Johannes Wiedewelt date from this garden as does a copy of a statue by Giambologna; the garden features a statue of A. W. Moltke by Herman Wilhelm Bissen in 1858-59.
Bregentved-Turebyholm covers 6,338 hectares of which just over half consist of agricultural land and the rest of forest. A total of 163 houses belongs to the estate, including Turebylille, Holtegård, Eskilstrup, Rødehus, Sprettingegård, Storelinde Overdrevsgård, Ulsegård and Statafgård; the estate maintains a staff of 40 and has a yearly turnover of DKK 60 million. Apart from agriculture and forestry, the revenues derive from house rental, hiring-out of hunting areas, hiring-out of storage facilities and machine pool services. There is no public access to the house but the park is open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and public holidays. Admission is free of charge; the Crown Ringsted Abbey Hesso Hvittensee Karl Nielsen St. Clare's Priory, Roskilde Oluf Grubbe Margrethe, gift Grubbe Bydelsbak Erik Bydelsbak Laurids Eriksen Bydelsbak Niels Pedersen Gyldenstjerne Mourits Nielsen Gyldenstjerne Oluf Stigsen Krognos Anne Mouritsdatter Gyldenstjerne, gift 1) Krognos, 2) * Podebusk Predbjørn Podebusk Anne Mouritsdatter Gyldenstjerne, gift 1) Krognos, 2) Podebusk Anders Bentsen Bille Bent Andersen Bille da:Mourits Olufsen Krognos Eline Gøye, gift Krognos Oluf Mouritsen Krognos Anna Hardenberg Christoffer Gøye Steen Brahe Erik Steensen Brahe Falk Gøye Frederik Knudsen Urne Karen Hansdatter Arentfeldt, gift Urne Ove Juul Frederik Gabel Christian Carl Gabel Kronen Poul Vendelbo Løvenørn Frederik Poulsen de Løvenørn Kronen Adam Gottlob Moltke Joachim Godske Moltke August Adam Wilhelm Moltke Frederik Georg Julius Moltke Frederik Christian Moltke Christian Frederik Gustav Moltke Hans Hemming Joachim Christian Moltke Christian Peter Moltke Official website Source
Hvidovre is the main town in Hvidovre Municipality, Denmark. The town, a suburb of Copenhagen, is about 10 km southwest of the capital's center. Hvidovre has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In 1929, a 3,500-year-old sword from the Bronze Age was excavated in Hvidovre. A farm, was located in the area in about 1160 when Esbern Snare gave it to Sorø Abbey that passed it on to Bishop Absalon. A church was built during the Romanesque period; the name Hvidovre, meaning White Ovre, refers to the colour of the church, built in white chalk, as opposed to the one in Rødovre, Red Ovre, built in red brick. At the turn of the 20th century, Hvidovre was still a quiet rural community. In 1901, the parish still only had a population of 500; some of the land closest to the border with Copenhagen was converted into allotments in the 1920s. At the end of World War One, Copenhagen suffered from severe housing shortage. Many of the farmers in Hvidovre saw it as an opportunity to make a substantial profit by selling their land off in small lots.
3,226 out of the 3,899 lots that existed in Hvidovre in 1924 had been sold off since 1918. The buyers were workers from Copenhagen and the houses built out of Chevrolet or Ford boxes, used in the shipping of car parts from America; the boxes were cheap and delivered on the site. Others lived in existing summer houses; the settlement was not legal but by 1923 accounted for 34% of the population in the municipality. In May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II, a gun fight took place on the street of Hvidovrevej between Resistance fighters and members of the HIPO Corps; the city is well known for its football team, Hvidovre IF. It is the birthplace of Daniel Agger, Thomas Kahlenberg, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Jannik Vestergaard. A film-production camp Filmbyen is located in Hvidovre, described as "a peculiar post-industrial filmmaking hub". Elsaesser, Thomas. European Film Industries: Face to Face with Hollywood. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2005. ISBN 90-5356-594-9Twin city: Rydułtowy
Buddinge is a suburb 10 km. northwest of central Copenhagen, Denmark. The suburb used to be a small village, but was by the 1960s reached by nearby suburban areas, also became a suburb; the suburb is part of Gladsaxe municipal and is connected with S-Train with two stations: Buddinge and Kildebakke
Vallensbæk is a seaside western suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. It forms its own municipality, Vallensbæk Municipality, one of the smallest Danish municipalities; as of January 2014, its population was 15,095. Vallensbæk is divided into Vallensbæk Strand and Vallensbæk Landsby; the municipality area borders on Ishøj to the west, Brøndby Strand to the east, Albertslund to the north. Vallensbæk Church was built in the 12th century. In 1784, it consisted of 14 farms; the main crop was barley. The civil parish of Vallensbæk was founded in 1842; the train station Vallensbæk station was the terminus of the first stage of the Køge Bay Line which opened in 1972. The opening of the train line kickstarted a suburban development of the area; the local council in Vallensbæk consists of 15 members. Members are elected for a period of 4 years. Vallensbæk's most notable church is Vallensbæk Church which dates from the second half of the 12th century, it consisted of a Romanesque chancel and nave, built in chalk ashlar.
The west end of the ship consists of another masonry, added so that the nave was extended westward. The tower was added in the years after 1500; the porch was renewed by a thorough restoration of the church in 1865. Vallensbæk Marina is one of four marinas in the 7 km long Køge Bugt Beach Park; the marina contains several restaurants as well as other facilities for sailors. The beach park offer good bathing facilities. Located on the Køge Bugt radial of the S-train network, Vallensbæk station is served by the A-trains; the area is served by the Køge Bugt Motorway in the south and the Holbæk Motorway in the north. Vallensbæk Municipality Vallensbæk station Vallensbæk official website Pictures of Vallensbæk on Google Images Vallensbæk map on Google Maps Vallensbæk Port Vallensbæk Mose Vallensbæk Fodbold
Jens Christian Skou
Jens Christian Skou was a Danish biochemist and Nobel laureate. Skou was born in Denmark to a wealthy family, his father Magnus Martinus Skou was a coal merchant. His mother Ane-Margrethe Skou took over the company after the death of his father. At the age of 15, Skou entered a boarding school in Zealand, he graduated in medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 1944 and received his doctorate in 1954. He began working at the Aarhus University in 1947 and was appointed professor of biophysics in 1977, he kept offices at the Department of Physiology. In 1997 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of Na+,K+-ATPase, making him, at the time of his death, the last Danish Nobel laureate and the first at Aarhus University. Skou had taken a few years away from his clinical training in the early 1950s to study the action of local anaesthetics, he had discovered that a substance’s anaesthetic action was related to its ability to dissolve in a layer of the lipid part of the plasma membrane, the anaesthetic molecules affected the opening of sodium channels which he assumed to be protein.
This, he argued, would affect the movement of sodium ions and make nerve cells inexcitable, thus causing anaesthesia. Skou thought that other types of membrane protein might be affected by local anaesthetics dissolving in the lipid part of the membrane, he therefore had the idea of looking at an enzyme, embedded in the membrane and finding out if its properties were affected by local anaesthetics. He looked at ATPase in crab nerves; the enzyme was there, but its activity was variable and he needed a active enzyme for his studies. He managed to discover that ATPase was most active when exposed to the right combination of sodium and magnesium ions. Only did he realise that this enzyme might have something to do with the active movement of sodium and potassium across the plasma membrane; this idea had been postulated many years before, the mechanism was quite unknown. Skou published his findings. However, in his paper he was wary of identifying the enzyme with the active ion movement, so he left out the term “sodium-potassium pump” from the title of his paper.
Indeed, he seems only to have realised the importance of his discovery, he continued his studies on local anaesthetics. In 1958 Skou went to a conference in Vienna to describe his work on cholinesterase. There he met Robert Post, studying the pumping of sodium and potassium in red blood cells. Post had discovered that three sodium ions were pumped out of the cell for every two potassium ions pumped in, in his research he had made use of a substance called ouabain, shown to inhibit the pump). Post had not read Skou's paper. Post asked. At this stage Skou was unaware that ouabain inhibited the pump, but he telephoned to his lab and arranged for the experiment to be done. Ouabain did indeed inhibit the enzyme, thus establishing a link between the enzyme and the sodium-potassium pump. Following the Nobel Prize, Skou gave several interviews recounting the story of his discoveries, at age 94 was reported to still keep up with publications in his field, he died on 28 May 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark at the age of 99, less than five months shy of his 100th birthday.
Nobelprize.org - Autobiography of Jens Christian Skou Nobelprize.org - Jens C. Skou's Nobel Lecture on "The Identification of the Sodium-Potassium Pump"
Rødovre is a town in eastern Denmark, seat of the Rødovre Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. The town's population in 2009 was 36,228. Rødovre is part of the urban area of Copenhagen; until 1901, the town was part of the parish of Brønshøj-Rødovre. Vanløse was part of that parish. In that year, Rødovre was created as independent municipality and Brønshøj was annexed by the city of Copenhagen. Rødovre, co-extensive with the territory of its municipality, is in the central-western suburbs of Copenhagen, bordering Frederiksberg to the east, Glostrup to the west, Herlev to the north, Brøndby and Hvidovre to the south; the town comprises suburban homes in the south and light industrial areas in the north. It has many smaller green areas, including Schweizerdalsparken, larger areas such as Vestvolden and Damhussøen. There are six public schools in one technical school and a private school. Rødovre Centrum is a shopping mall. Viften - meaning "The Fan" - which besides being a café, is a cinema and a combined concert hall/theatre.
There are many smaller business districts such as Damhustorvet and Islev Torv. Every Tuesday, the local newspaper "Rødovre Lokal Nyt" is delivered by mail to all residents. Radio Rødovre broadcasts on 105.9 FM, sometimes local TV is broadcast via Kanal København. There is an Ice Hockey arena, home of Rødovre Mighty Bulls, two smaller football stadiums and one train station, served by line B of the commuter S-trains; the Rødovre Mighty Bulls are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the top Danish League, Metal Ligaen. Rødovre Centrum, the local shopping mall, was the first of its kind in Denmark; the town hall was designed by Arne Jacobsen. Henry Heerup had his studio in Rødovre, made most of his well-known works here. Benjamin Christensen had his cinema Rio Bio in Rødovre. Lars Eller, professional ice hockey player and Stanley Cup Champion Hans Fogh, Olympic sailor in six Olympic games, sailmaker. Marc Rieper, former professional soccer player and manager, he was champion of the 1995 King Fahd Cup with Danish national team.
He played in the UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Jannik Hansen, professional ice hockey player, Brigitte Nielsen, actress and television personality Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime minister of Denmark. Media related to Rødovre at Wikimedia Commons
Faxe municipality is a municipality in Denmark in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand. The municipality covers an area of 406 km² and has a population of 35,418, its mayor as of 2010 is a member of the Social Democrats political party. On 1 January 2007 Faxe municipality, as the result of Kommunalreformen, came into existence by merging the three former municipalities of Haslev, Rønnede. On 5 June 2007, it was reported by national broadcaster Danmarks Radio that an unknown hill near Rønnede, named Kobanke, has the highest natural point of terrain, 122.9 meters on Sjælland. Gyldenløveshøj has an altitude of 126 meters, but, due to a manmade hill from the 17th century, its natural height is 121.3 meters. The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are: Several historic churches are located in Faxe Municipality including: Vester Egede Church, Braaby Church, Faxe Church, Freerslev Church, Haslev Church; the manor houses of Bregentved and Jomfruens Egede belong to the municipality. The municipality is home to the head offices of companies such as Danish Agro.
Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map The Faxe municipality's official website