Bishop Hans  Tausen

Bishop Hans Tausen

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  1. 1.  Bishop Hans  TausenBishop Hans Tausen was born 1494, Birkende, Fyn Island, Denmark (son of Markvard Tausen and Catherina); died 11 Nov 1561, Ribe, Ribe Amt, Denmark; was buried Ribe Cathedral Ribe, Esbjerg Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Almost nothing is known about Hans Tausen's childhood and youth. Two years of birth are known, both uncertain, 1494 after the epitaph in Ribe Cathedral, and 1498 after a late 16th century account. When it is told that he was the son of a farmer or a blacksmith and that he ran away from home, these are legends which have no basis in the sources. The family name and the fact that Hans Tausen became a monk in a rich monastery indicate that the family belonged to the lava part. Tausen was then to be a family name on the part of the mother, which is supported by a source from the time, where Hans Tausen is referred to as Hans Markvadsen, which is why his father should have been named Markvad (Markus); however, there may also be a definite error in this source. It is believed that he went to the learned schools in Odense and in Slagelse. At one point he became a monk in the Johanniterklosteret in Antvorskov near Slagelse,and from there, in 1516, he was sent to the University of Rostock to study. Here he received the 1517 baccalaureate degree and the 1519 master's degree. In 1520 he is referred to by the title 'Dominus', which probably means that at that time he had been ordained a priest. That same year he lectured in Rostock on a Latin translation of a then-presumed Aristotle text.
    Source: wikipedia.org

    Hans Tausen (Tavsen) (1494-11 November 1561) was the leading Lutheran theologian of the Danish Reformation in Denmark. He served as Bishop of Ribe and published the first translation of the Pentateuch into Danish in 1535

    Hans Tausen was born at Birkende on Funen in Denmark. Very little is known about his childhood and youth, but apparently he was a pupil at the grammar schools at Odense and Slagelse, finally settling down as a friar in the monastery of the Order of Saint John of Antvorskov near Slagelse. After studying at Rostock, where he got the degree of a master of arts and also after being ordained as a priest, he studied for a short time at the University of Copenhagen, and was then again sent abroad by his prior, visiting, among other places, the newly founded University of Leuven in Belgium and making the acquaintance of the Dutch humanists. He was already a good linguist, understanding both Latin and Hebrew. Subsequently, he translated the books of Moses from the original

    Career
    In May 1523 Tausen went to Wittenberg, where he met Martin Luther and studied for a year and a half, when he was recalled to Antvorskov. In consequence of his professed attachment to the doctrines of Martin Luther he was transferred, in the spring of 1525, to the monastery of the Order of Saint John at Viborg in Jutland, where he continued to preach the Lutheran belief, and eventually was allowed to use the pulpit of the Saint Johns Church. Tausen's preaching was so revolutionary that he no longer felt safe within the Order of Saint John, so he discarded his religious habit and placed himself under the protection of the burgesses of Viborg. At first he preached in the parish church of St John, but this soon growing too small for him he addressed the people in the market-place from the church tower. When the Franciscans refused to allow him to preach in their large church, the mob broke in by force. A compromise was at last arranged, whereby the friars were to preach in the forenoon and Tausen in the afternoon. The bishop sent armed men to the church to arrest Tausen, but the burghers, who had brought their weapons with them, drove back the bishop's men. In October 1526 King Frederick I, during his visit to Aalborg, took Hans Tausen under his protection, appointed him one of his chaplains, and charged him to continue for a time to preach the Holy Gospel to the citizens of Viborg, who were to be responsible for his safety, thus identifying himself with the new doctrines in direct contravention of the plain letter of his coronation oath

    Tausen found a fellow-worker and reformer in Jørgen Sadolin(c. 1490? 1559), whose sister, Dorothea Jensdatter Sadolin (c. 1510-1537), he married, to the great scandal of the Roman Catholics. He was the first Danish priest to take a wife. He was also the first of the reformers who used the Danish language instead of Latin in the church services, the Even song he introduced at Viborg being of great beauty. Tausen was certainly the most practically gifted of all the new native teachers. But he was stronger as a preacher and an agitator than as a writer, the pamphlets which he now issued from the press of the German printer Hans Vingaard, who settled down at Viborg, being little more than adaptations of Luther's Opuscula. He continued to preach in the church of the Franciscan monastery, while Sadolin, whom he had consecrated a priest, officiated at the church of the Dominicans, who had already fled from the town. The Franciscans only yielded to violence persistently applied by the soldiers whom their opponents quartered upon them.

    In 1529 Tausen's mission at Viborg came to an end. King Frederick now recommended him to Copenhagen to preach at the church of St Nicholas, but here he found an able and intrepid opponent in Bishop Rønne. Serious disturbances thereupon ensued; and the Protestants, getting the worst of the argument, silenced their gainsayers by insulting the bishops and priests in the streets and profaning and devastating the Catholic churches. A Herredag, or Assembly of Nobles, was held at Copenhagen on 2 July 1530, ostensibly to mediate between the two conflicting confessions, but the king, from policy, and the nobility, from covetousness of the estates of the prelates, made no attempt to prevent the excesses of the Protestant rabble, openly encouraged by Tausen. On the other hand, the preachers failed to obtain the repeal of the Odense recess of 1527 which had subjected them to the spiritual jurisdiction of the prelates. On the death of King Frederick, Tausen, at the instance of Rønne, was, at the Herredag of 1533, convicted of blasphemy and condemned to expulsion from the diocese of Sjælland, whereupon the mob rose in arms against the bishop, who would have been murdered but for the intervention of Tausen, who conducted him home in safety. Rønne thereupon, from gratitude, permitted Tausen to preach in all his churches on condition that he moderated his tone. On the final triumph of the Reformation Tausen was appointed Bishop of Ribe (1542), an office he held for twenty years.

    A statue of Hans Tausen is located at the Ribe Cathedral in Viborg. A modern monument in memory of Hans Tausen was put up in 2004, the 475th year of the reformation of the town of Viborg. The monument was made by the Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard.

    his article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tausen, Hans". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Tausen, Hans The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)
    (Wikipedia)

    Hans Tausen
    Two marriages

    1. Dorthea Jensdatter Sadolin
    Dorthea Jensdatter Sadolin døde omkring 1537 i København

    2. Anna Andersdatter, marriage,1538
    Anna Andersdatter døde den 20-8-1570 i Ribe by i Ribe amt

    The Reformation in Denmark?Norway and Holstein was the transition from Catholicism to Lutheranism in the realms ruled by the Danish-based House of Oldenburg in the first half of the sixteenth century. After the break-up of the Kalmar Union in 1521/1523, these realms included the kingdoms of Denmark (with the former east Danish provinces in Skåneland) and Norway (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and the Duchies of Schleswig (a Danish fief) and Holstein (a German fief), whereby Denmark also extended over today's Gotland (now part of Sweden) and Øsel in Estonia.

    Already in 1525, Hans Tausen, a Knights Hospitaller from the monastery of Antvorskov, had begun preaching Lutheran doctrines in Viborg. In the years hereafter, the Lutheran movement began spreading throughout the country, and although King Frederick I had pledged in his håndfæstning ('charter') to fight against Lutheranism, he nevertheless issued an edict to the citizens of Viborg in 1526, obliging them to protect Hans Tausen

    Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Hans Tausen
    Danish religious reformer
    Hans Tausen, (born 1494, Birkende, Island of Fyn, Den.?died Nov. 11, 1561, Ribe), religious Reformer known as "the Danish Luther" for his major role in bringing the Reformation to Denmark.

    Originally a Roman Catholic, Tausen became a monk in the order of Knights Hospitalers at Antvorskov, near Slagelse, and studied and taught (1516?21) at Rostock and at Copenhagen (1521?22). At the Catholic University of Leuven (Louvain) in 1522, he encountered Flemish humanism and became a language scholar, acquiring a knowledge of both Greek and Hebrew.

    The next year Tausen went to Wittenberg, where he studied under Luther. His superiors recalled him to Denmark in 1525 because of his growing sympathy with the Reformation, and at Viborg, in Jutland, he was briefly confined in his order?s priory. From his prison he preached to the people assembled outside until his prior lent him the pulpit of the church. Soon, Tausen joined with citizens of Viborg in securing a local church for services that included hymns sung in Danish rather than in Latin. The manuals for church services that he published were of great importance in creating a Reformed liturgy in Denmark. Having left his order, in 1526 he was made a Lutheran chaplain by King Frederick I.

    Tausen was transferred to Copenhagen in 1529 and rapidly furthered the Reformation as well as his own reputation as a preacher. After the death of Frederick I in 1533, however, he was accused of blasphemy by Bishop Joachim Rønnow and expelled from the dioceses of Sjaelland and Skåne. The citizens then rose in arms against the bishop, who might have been murdered but for Tausen?s intervention. Bishop Rønnow rescinded his condemnation, permitting Tausen to preach in the diocese on condition that he moderate his tone. After the final triumph of the Reformation in Denmark in 1536, Tausen was made a lecturer of Hebrew at the University of Copenhagen and in 1542 became Lutheran bishop of Ribe. Among his literary works are sermons, hymns, and a translation from Hebrew to Danish (1535) of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.

    Hans Tausen's mindesmærke

    TAUSEN, HANS
    Danish Church reformer; b. Birkende, Fyn Island, Denmark, 1494; d. Ribe, Denmark, Nov. 11, 1561. Of his peasant parents nothing is known beyond their names, Markvard (Marcus) and Catherina. Tausen entered the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and spent his youth in the priory in Antvorskov. Later he studied at the universities of Rostock (1516?19), Copenhagen (1521), Louvain (1522), and Wittenberg (1523?24), where he became acquainted with Martin Luther's ideas. He was transferred to the Johannite convent at Viborg (c. 1525), and there he started preaching lutheranism and gathering the first Lutheran congregation of Denmark. Almost immediately after his expulsion from his convent, King Frederik I gave him a letter of protection (Oct. 23, 1526). During the next three years several Franciscan and Dominican priory churches were placed at the disposal of the Lutherans of Viborg. In 1529 the king appointed Tausen preacher of the church of St. Nicholas in Copenhagen. There he gathered a large Lutheran congregation and participated in the formulation of the 43 evangelical articles produced at the meeting of the Council of the Realm in July 1530. After the death of his patron, King Frederik I (1533), Tausen entered into a compromise with the bishop of Roskilde, Joachim Rønnow, that apparently ruined his reputation among Danish Lutherans. When the Catholic bishops were arrested and replaced by evangelical superintendents (1536), Tausen was passed over, and not until 1542 was he appointed bishop of Ribe. This post he held until his death. His place in the early history of Protestantism in Denmark has earned him the title "The Danish Luther."
    Bibliography: p. rØn, Sciagraphia Lutheri Danici (Copenhagen 1757). Dansk biografisk leksikon 23 (1944) 367?379. m. christensen, Hans Tausen (Copenhagen 1942). w. gÖbell, Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 7 v. (3rd ed. Tübingen 1957?65) 6:662.
    New Catholic Encyclopedia

    Markus Tage Tausen/ Tavsen
    Anna Hansdatter Tausen






    Died:
    Hans Tausen
    Birth 1494
    Death 1561 (aged 66?67)
    Burial
    Asmild kirkegård
    Agerskov, Viborg Kommune, Midtjylland, Denmark
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    Hans Tausen
    Birth 1494
    Birkende, Kerteminde Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
    Death 11 Nov 1561 (aged 66?67)
    Denmark
    Burial
    Ribe Cathedral
    Ribe, Esbjerg Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
    Memorial ID 215308428
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    Hans Tausen
    Birth 1494
    Birkende, Kerteminde Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
    Death 11 Nov 1561 (aged 66?67)
    Denmark
    Burial
    Ribe Cathedral
    Ribe, Esbjerg Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
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    Hans Tausen was the leading Lutheran theologian of the Danish Reformation in Denmark. He served as Bishop of Ribe and published the first translation of the Pentateuch into Danish in 1535.

    Hans — Dorthea Jensdatter Sadolin. Dorthea (daughter of Jens Christensen Salodin and Maren/Mariune Nielsdatter) was born Abt 1505; died 1537. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Tausen found a diligent fellow-worker in Jörgen Viberg, better known as Sadolin, whose sister, Dorothea, he married, to the great scandal of the Catholics. He was indeed the first Danish priest who took unto himself a wife.

    Children:
    1. Jørgen Hansen Tausen was born Abt 1535, Viborg, Denmark; died 4 Apr 1858, København, Denmark.

    Hans married Anna Andersdatter 1538. Anna was born 1510-1520, København, Københavns Amt, Denmark; died 24 Aug 1570, Ribe, Ribe, Denmark. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Dorothea Hansdatter Tausen was born 1538, Roskilde or Ribe, Denmark; died 15 Apr 1601, Ribe, Ribe Herred, Ribe Amt, Denmark; was buried Ribe Domsogn, Ribe Herred, Ribe Amt, Denmark.
    2. Lisbeth Hansdatter Tausen was born Abt 1552.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Markvard Tausen

    Notes:

    Birth:

    Markvard (Marcus) and Catherina's son, Hans Tausen

    TAUSEN, HANS
    Danish Church reformer; b. Birkende, Fyn Island, Denmark, 1494; d. Ribe, Denmark, Nov. 11, 1561. Of his peasant parents nothing is known beyond their names, Markvard (Marcus) and Catherina. Tausen entered the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and spent his youth in the priory in Antvorskov. Later he studied at the universities of Rostock (1516?19), Copenhagen (1521), Louvain (1522), and Wittenberg (1523?24), where he became acquainted with Martin Luther's ideas. He was transferred to the Johannite convent at Viborg (c. 1525), and there he started preaching lutheranism and gathering the first Lutheran congregation of Denmark. Almost immediately after his expulsion from his convent, King Frederik I gave him a letter of protection (Oct. 23, 1526). During the next three years several Franciscan and Dominican priory churches were placed at the disposal of the Lutherans of Viborg. In 1529 the king appointed Tausen preacher of the church of St. Nicholas in Copenhagen. There he gathered a large Lutheran congregation and participated in the formulation of the 43 evangelical articles produced at the meeting of the Council of the Realm in July 1530. After the death of his patron, King Frederik I (1533), Tausen entered into a compromise with the bishop of Roskilde, Joachim Rønnow, that apparently ruined his reputation among Danish Lutherans. When the Catholic bishops were arrested and replaced by evangelical superintendents (1536), Tausen was passed over, and not until 1542 was he appointed bishop of Ribe. This post he held until his death. His place in the early history of Protestantism in Denmark has earned him the title "The Danish Luther."
    Bibliography: p. rØn, Sciagraphia Lutheri Danici (Copenhagen 1757). Dansk biografisk leksikon 23 (1944) 367?379. m. christensen, Hans Tausen (Copenhagen 1942). w. gÖbell, Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 7 v. (3rd ed. Tübingen 1957?65) 6:662.
    New Catholic Encyclopedia

    Hans Tausen (Born 1494 in Birkende near Langeskov on East Funen - died 11 November 1561 in Ribe) was a Danish clergyman and reformer, later bishop of Ribe, he translated the Bible into Danish and is known as' the Danish Luther '.

    Childhood and youth:
    Almost nothing is known about Hans Tausen's childhood and youth. Two years of birth are known, both uncertain, 1494 after the epitaph in Ribe Cathedral, and 1498 after a late 16th century account. When it is told that he was the son of a farmer or a blacksmith and that he ran away from home, these are legends which have no basis in the sources. The family name and the fact that Hans Tausen became a monk in a rich monastery indicate that the family belonged to the lava part. Tausen was then to be a family name on the part of the mother, which is supported by a source from the time, where Hans Tausen is referred to as Hans Markvadsen, which is why his father should have been named Markvad (Markus); however, there may also be a definite error in this source. It is believed that he went to the learned schools in Odense and in Slagelse. At one point he became a monk in the Johanniterklosteret in Antvorskov near Slagelse,and from there, in 1516, he was sent to the University of Rostock to study. Here he received the 1517 baccalaureate degree and the 1519 master's degree. In 1520 he is referred to by the title 'Dominus', which probably means that at that time he had been ordained a priest. That same year he lectured in Rostock on a Latin translation of a then-presumed Aristotle text.

    From the autumn of 1521 he was enrolled at the University of Copenhagen as a theology student. Here one of his teachers was the theologian and Carmelite monk Poul Helgesen. One year later, Tausen enrolled as a student at the University of Leuven / Louvain in present-day Belgium. Here, however, he was only short, as already in the spring of 1523 he was enrolled at the University of Wittenberg, where he remained most of two years. Martin Luther had just returned to Wittenberg after his stay at Wartburg and Hans Tausen was thus in town at the same time as Luther.

    Reformisms:
    In 1525, Tausen returned to Denmark, probably initially to Antvorskov Kloster. However, he is only known from his appearance in Viborg's Johanniterkloster, where he was to lecture to the monks. When it turned out that he had acquired evangelical views and the Reformation doctrine arose, he was expelled - according to his own statement - by the monastery and the order. He preached at various churches in the city, and gradually gained many followers among the citizens of the city. Hans Tausen was threatened by the then bishop of Viborg, Jørgen Friis, and was possibly also briefly imprisoned. Again, the sources are both late and slightly legendary. The citizens of Viborg, however, took him under their protection and persuaded King Frederik I that Hans Tausen was appointed the king's personal chaplain, but for the time being remained in Viborg.However, the title of royal chaplain was rather pro forma, in fact the letter of defense meant that Hans Tausen was no longer under the jurisdiction of the church and the bishop, but [under] the city of Viborg.

    Hans Tausen and his congregation had initially lived in one of Viborg's parish churches, Sct. Hans Kirke, but as this eventually could not accommodate them, it is said that Hans Tausen had to preach in the open air until the congregation broke into the large Gråbrødre Klosterkirke and took it over, although initially sharing the use of the church with the Franciscan monks . During his time in Viborg, Hans Tausen married Dorothea, who may have been related to Tausen's co-fighter Jørgen Jensen Sadolin. The marriage aroused great indignation among the clergy of the city. In Viborg, Hans Tausen published a number of writings, which are the first Danish writings from the Reformation tube, including translation of Luther's baptismal rite (1528) and a defense,Edt kort antswor «/ i» (1529) for the Viborg Reformation shaped as a response to the Funen bishop Jens Andersen Beldenak's warning letter to the citizens of Viborg and Aalborg against the new heretical doctrine. In Edt kort antswor, Tausen also explains the teachings of the Viborg preachers (there were more than just Tausen).

    When the Reformation in Viborg was completed in 1529, Hans Tausen was called by the king to Copenhagen, where he preached in Nikolaj Church. At the Lord's Day in Copenhagen in 1530, together with preachers from the largest Danish market towns, he presented "Confessio Hafniensis", the Danish Reformation's only independent confessional. However, it was Peder Laurentsen from Malmö who wrote this confession rather than Tausen. After Frederik I's death in 1533, forces in the Council of State wanted to restore the power of the Roman Church in Denmark, and as an example, a warning was raised on Hans' Day in 1533 against Hans Tausen. He was accused of libel, disobedience, participation in the image storm in Copenhagen's Church of Our Lady on the third day of Christmas 1530, and even worse for heresy in the sacrament doctrine.Tausen defended himself strongly and probably with some luck against these accusations, which i.a. had been put forward by his former teacher at the university, Poul Helgesen.

    The sources of the verdict against Hans Tausen are very contradictory, but he was at least sentenced to deportation from the founders of Zealand and Skåne and to censorship, but the bourgeoisie in Copenhagen reacted so strongly to the verdict that it was largely taken back in connection with a settlement between Tausen and the Bishop of Zealand, Joachim Rønnow.

    After the introduction of the Reformation in 1536, Hans Tausen was busy drafting the new church system. In addition, he taught - as the first in Denmark - Hebrew at the reopened and now Lutheran University. In 1538, Tausen became evangelical reading master at the cathedral chapter at Roskilde Cathedral. Here he was to help the Reformation and the new doctrine in Roskilde on sliding as an assistant to the Lutheran superintendent, Peder Palladius, who after 1537 resided in Copenhagen instead of Roskilde. As a reading master, associate professor, he oversaw the retraining of the former Roman parish priests who remained in their offices but now had to learn and preach according to the Lutheran faith.

    In Roskilde, he married for the second time, when his first wife had died a few years before in Copenhagen. He lived in Roskilde until in 1542 he was appointed bishop of Ribe. He was not the first Lutheran bishop to be appointed, possibly because his relationship with the new King Christian III was not good, as well as because he, compared to other Lutheran clergy, belonged to the conservative wing within the new doctrine. Recent research, however, suggests that he was rather too radical in his teachings, and thus represented a different earlier theological stage than the later Lutheran theologians. During his time in Copenhagen and later in Ribe, he translated the five books of Moses [i] the Old Testament from Hebrew into Danish, albeit under the influence of Luther's corresponding translation, and he also wrote some hymns, few of which are still in use.In 1539 he published the first complete collection of Danish sermons for the whole church year, known as Hans Tausen's Postil. It consisted of both independent and adaptations of the sermons of others, especially sermons by Luther in an edition by Stephan Roth.

    Theologically, Hans Tausen was of course inspired by Martin Luther's theology, but he also seems to have been influenced by other Reformed theologians. His sacramental vision can e.g. give memories of the Swiss Ulrich Zwingli (the later Reformed views) or the radical Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadts. In an unpublished treaty from Tausen's last year, it has been proved that he wrote from the Reformed theologian Jean Calvin.

    Death:
    Hans Tausen died in 1561 and is buried in Ribe Cathedral right next to the then location of the pulpit, the symbolism of this square has been Tausen's significance for the Reformation he received through his sermons.

    Legacy:
    Hans Tausen was not the only Danish reformer, but one of the first, and is therefore also known as 'the Danish Luther'. The term, which dates from the days of pietism, is, however, an expression of recent understanding. Most well-known is this designation from BS Ingemann's song 'På Tave bondes ager' in Højskolesangbogen, where he is referred to as a Danish Morten Luther.

    In Ribe you will find a statue of him outside the cathedral. In Viborg, on the site of the demolished Gråbrødre Church, there are two Hans Tausen monuments, an older and modest one from the Reformation anniversary in 1836, made by the sculptor HE Freund, and a new one, erected in 2004 on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of the Reformation in Viborg. This monument was made by the artist Bjørn Nørgaard.

    In Denmark, two churches are named after Hans Tausen, Hans Tausen's Church on Islands Brygge and Hans Tausen's Church in Odense.

    'Somewhere in the district I must still mention, though it is not a manor, but only a small peasant hut. North of Sanderumgård, almost on the boundary between this farm's exclusive marks and Birkende mark, which belongs to Veirup, is a small meadow and bog, which is still called Tageholm. In the meadow, near a house, is an elevation. In the old days there was a farmhouse where the blacksmith Tage lived, and here his son Hans Tausen was born, who became immortal as a church reformer. The peasants of the district are still known to tell of this Tage, that he must have been a very kind man, who knew more than his father-in-law, and understood how to make iron from mud, which he took in the bog. This and more of his deed was regarded as witchcraft, and the end result was that Tage was killed by the neighbors, and his house demolished. It is strange that molten iron pieces can still be found in the ground on the site,and hammer scales around the field. '

    About Hans Tausen's father and birthplace on Funen, by the scientist Christian Molbech (Fragments of a diary, 1813)

    Family:
    Hans Tausen was married twice.
    His first wife was Dorthea Sadolin, and they had the children:
    Anna, born around 1530 in Viborg, died before 1561
    Katrine, born around 1535 in Odense, married 1st time to Hans Andersen Foss and 2nd time to Jørgen Rasmussen
    Jørgen, born around 1535 in Viborg, died 4 April 1578 in Copenhagen

    His second wife was Anna Andersdatter, the couple married in 1538, and they had the children:
    Dorthea, born around 1538 maybe in Ribe, died 15 April 1601 in Ribe, married to Bishop Hans Laugesen
    Unknown name, a daughter, born 1542 in Ribe, died around 1565 in Ribe, married to Peder Bruun
    Lisbet, born around 1552 in Ribe, married to Hans Porsborg

    Source: wikipedia.org

    Markvard — Catherina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Catherina

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Markvard (Marcus) and Catherina's son, Hans Tausen

    TAUSEN, HANS
    Danish Church reformer; b. Birkende, Fyn Island, Denmark, 1494; d. Ribe, Denmark, Nov. 11, 1561. Of his peasant parents nothing is known beyond their names, Markvard (Marcus) and Catherina. Tausen entered the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and spent his youth in the priory in Antvorskov. Later he studied at the universities of Rostock (1516?19), Copenhagen (1521), Louvain (1522), and Wittenberg (1523?24), where he became acquainted with Martin Luther's ideas. He was transferred to the Johannite convent at Viborg (c. 1525), and there he started preaching lutheranism and gathering the first Lutheran congregation of Denmark. Almost immediately after his expulsion from his convent, King Frederik I gave him a letter of protection (Oct. 23, 1526). During the next three years several Franciscan and Dominican priory churches were placed at the disposal of the Lutherans of Viborg. In 1529 the king appointed Tausen preacher of the church of St. Nicholas in Copenhagen. There he gathered a large Lutheran congregation and participated in the formulation of the 43 evangelical articles produced at the meeting of the Council of the Realm in July 1530. After the death of his patron, King Frederik I (1533), Tausen entered into a compromise with the bishop of Roskilde, Joachim Rønnow, that apparently ruined his reputation among Danish Lutherans. When the Catholic bishops were arrested and replaced by evangelical superintendents (1536), Tausen was passed over, and not until 1542 was he appointed bishop of Ribe. This post he held until his death. His place in the early history of Protestantism in Denmark has earned him the title "The Danish Luther."
    Bibliography: p. rØn, Sciagraphia Lutheri Danici (Copenhagen 1757). Dansk biografisk leksikon 23 (1944) 367?379. m. christensen, Hans Tausen (Copenhagen 1942). w. gÖbell, Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 7 v. (3rd ed. Tübingen 1957?65) 6:662.
    New Catholic Encyclopedia

    Children:
    1. 1. Hans Tausen was born 1494, Birkende, Fyn Island, Denmark; died 11 Nov 1561, Ribe, Ribe Amt, Denmark; was buried Ribe Cathedral Ribe, Esbjerg Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark.


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