1840 in Denmark

Events from the year 1840 in Denmark.

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See also:Other events of 1840
List of years in Denmark



  • 1 January – An act establishes Copenhagen's municipal constitution (Københavns kommunale forfatning). The 38 members of the City Council are to be elected by the citizens whereas the three mayors and the lord mayor are to be appointed by the king as was previously the case.[2]
  • 9 April – The first election for the new City Council is held. Only 1929 citizens, out of a population of about 121,000, are able to participate in the election due to heavy restrictions on voting access.[2]
  • 27 June – The anointing of King Christian VIII at Frederiksberg Palace, the last such ceremony to take place in Denmark before it is abolished with the introduction of the Danish constitution in 1849.
  • 8 September – Søren Kierkegaard reveals his feelings for her to Regine Olsen





  1. ^ "Christian VIII | king of Denmark". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "1840" (in Danish). Selskabet for Københavns Historie. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ Marie-Louise Berner, "Danmarks første fotografi – Ulfeldts Plads juni 1840," Tidskrift.dk. In Danish with short English summary. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon - Matilde Bajer". www.kvinfo.dk. 15 May 2003. Retrieved 28 November 2019.