Priest and  Royal Historian Anders Sørensen Vedel

Priest and Royal Historian Anders Sørensen Vedel

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  • Name Anders Sørensen Vedel 
    Title Priest and Royal Historian  
    Born 9 Nov 1542  Vejle, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • No 604. Danske Hofpræster og Hofprædikanter.
      [Sokkelunds Herred, Kjøbenhavns Amt, Sjællands Stift]
      M. S. 1-a/52; M. 19.

      1 (e). 1568. Mag. Anders Sørensen Wedel (Weile, Wellejus), f. Veile 9/11 42; F. S. Sørensen, Bgmstr.; M. Else el. Sidse (see Wegener om A. S. Wedel S. 10) Andersdtr.; St. Ribe 61; udenlands 2 Gange (den ene med Thyge Brahe 61?63); Mag. i Wittenberg 5/3 66; Cannik i Ribe 13/8 71; 1 ~ 30/6 77 Maren Hansdtr. Svanning, f. c. 61, ? P. 29/7 78; F. Mag. H. S., kgl. Historiograph; M. Marine Sørensdtr.; 2 ~ 20/8 81 Mette Hansdtr. Laugesen af V. Vedsted (F. blev Biskop i Ribe), ? 27/12 33; 6 S., 3 D.; see Søren A. W. til Ribe Dk.; Lauge A. W. t. Ribe Cathr. K.; (M. P. Grum t. Christiansbg. Slotsk.; Hans P. G. i Vilsted-V.; J. H. Tausan, r. Cap. t. Ribe Cathr. K.; H. Pedersen i Janderup-B.); [# 1580; kgl. Historiograph s. A.; mistede denne Post 94 og Decanatet 95; Hospitalsforst. i Ribe 4/7 97; var Værge for Ribe Dk. 15/6 1603?07; ? Ribe 13/2 16. En overordentlig berømt Mand, om hvem henvises til Conf.-Rd. Wegeners ovenanførte Skrift. ?Var i mange Henseender en singulair Mand og der var noget Papistiskt ved ham; i Fastetiden holdt han sig fra al Kjødmad; hver Langfredag pidskede han sine Børn paa sit Studerekammer til Erindring om Christi Hudstrygelse?. (Lkm. eft. Pontop. og Zwerg.). Havde et Bogtrykkerie paa Lilliebjerget i Ribe og et vidtløftigt Bibl. ?Theologus præstans; concionator admirabilis; historicus imcomparabilis; indigator antiquitatis solertissimus; poeta facundissimus; linqvæ patriæ repurgator et excultor meritissimus? (Lyscander de scriptoribus danicis).; W. 2/561; N. 642; Eptph. og Lgst. i Ribe Dk.; Portrait i Veile K.].
      Hegelund I s. 116, 121, 129, 140, 144, 168, 178, 186, 206, 299, 423, 461, II s. 4, 74, 75, 86, 89, 98, 105, 111, 116, 132, 168, 173; Helk I, s. 419; OD-RFR II, s. 190; DanKir bd. 17, s. 152-53 (Vejle Skt. Nikolaj kirke), bd. 19, s. 525, 544, 574-75, 576-77, 581, 639-40, 644, 666 (Ribe Domk.)




      Anders Sørensen Vedel
      20 Aug 1581, Vor Frue, Ribe Cathedral, Ribe, South Jutland, Denmark

      Date of birth: 9 November 1542 Vejle
      Date of death 13 February 1616, Ribe
      Place of burial: Ribe Cathedral
      Country of citizenship: Denmark
      Educated at University of Copenhagen
      Occupation: historian, priest
      Child: Søren Andersen Vedel
      (Wikipedia)

      Ribe Cathedral
      Burial
      Burials Anders Sørensen Vedel

      Anders Sørensen Vedel (9 November 1542-13 February 1616)[1] was a Danish priest and historian. He translated the Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus into Danish in 1575, and published the influential "Hundredvisebogen" in 1591.

      Biography
      Anders Sørensen was born in Vejle, from which place the Vedel name comes.[2] At 14 years old, he moved to study in Ribe, and after finishing his education he moved on to Copenhagen University in 1561.[2] In 1562, he was the tutor of astronomer Tycho Brahe on Brahe's Grand Tour in Europe,[1] forming a lasting bond of friendship with him.[2] Vedel started studying at Wittenberg in 1565,[1] which he finished in 1566, and was appointed priest at Copenhagen Castle in 1568.[3] Vedel's historical knowledge was admired by leading politicians including Christoffer Valkendorf, Bjørn Andersen, Arild Huitfeldt, Johan Friis and Peder Oxe, and he was seen as the right man to continue Christiern Pedersen's Danish language translation of the Latin chronicle Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus.[2]

      He started his translation in 1570, and the finished work "Den danske Krønicke" was published in 1575.[1] The work was both a translation and rewriting of the original Latin phrases.[2] While working on the translation, he was given the income of a canon at Ribe Cathedral in 1573.[1] After pressure from Peder Oxe, Niels Kaas, and Jørgen Rosenkrantz [dk],[2] Vedel wrote a proposal for a Latin continuation of Saxo's work in 1578 which was finalized in 1581.[3] He was relieved of his priesthood in Copenhagen, and moved to Ribe in 1581.[2]

      He was appointed Royal historian in 1584 and received a prelature at Ribe to support himself,[2] and undertook the task of continuing the Danish chronicle in that year.[4] However, he overreached himself in his attempt to do so. He planned an ambitious work in twenty-two books dealing with both language[5] and topography as well as with history.[2] However other tasks, lack of help from secretaries,[2] his own slowness and carefulness?and perhaps also a general underestimation of the demands of this work?led to very modest results. In 1594, after the death of chancellor Niels Kaas,[2] the task was given to Niels Krag,[4] under Vedel's protestations.[2] He got a one-year reprieve, but could not produce satisfactory results, after which he turned his work over to Niels Krag.[2] Much of what he had written was lost at the fire of Copenhagen in 1728.

      One spin-off from this task which survived was his "Hundredvisebogen" (1591) of a hundred Danish ballads which became a solid foundation of later knowledge of the older Danish literary tradition.[3] It was published with the support of Queen Sophie (it has been suggested that as a result, Vedel opted to omit certain ballads which portrayed a Queen Sophie ? ostensibly Sophia of Minsk ? in a negative light[6]).[4] Vedel's one hundred songs were republished by Peder Syv in 1695, as half of his collection of 200 folksongs. Vedel's own re-creation of some of the ballads shows his ability as a poet. In the Faroe Islands, texts from "Hundredvisebogen" have been in use among folk singers right up until today.[7]

      Vedel died on 13 February 1616 in Ribe.
      (Wikipedia)


      Biography
      Anders Sørensen Vedel (9 November 1542 ? 13 February 1616) was a Danish priest and historiographer. He translated the Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus into Danish in 1575, and published the influential "Hundredvisebogen" in 1591.

      Anders Sørensen was born in Vejle, from which place the Vedel name comes. 14 years old he moved to study in Ribe, and after finishing his education he moved on to Copenhagen University in 1561. In 1562, he was the tutor of astronomer Tycho Brahe on Brahe's Grand Tour in Europe, forming a lasting bond of friendship with him.Vedel started studying at Wittenberg in 1565, which he finished in 1566, and was appointed priest at Copenhagen Castle in 1568. Vedel's historical knowledge was admired by leading politicians including Christoffer Valkendorf, Bjørn Andersen, Arild Huitfeldt Johan Friis and Peder Oxe, and he was seen as the right man to continue Christiern Pedersen's Danish language translation of the Latin chronicle Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus.

      He started the translation work in 1570, and the finished work "Den danske Krønicke" was published in 1575. The work was both a translation and rewriting of the original Latin phrases. While working on the translation, he was given the income of a canon at Ribe Cathedral in 1573.After pressure from Peder Oxe, Niels Kaas, and Jørgen Rosenkrantz, Vedel wrote a proposal for a Latin continuation of Saxo's work in 1578 which was finalized in 1581. He was relieved of his priesthood in Copenhagen, and moved to Ribe in 1581.

      He was appointed Royal historiographer in 1584 and received a prelature at Ribe to support himself, and undertook the task of continuing the Danish chronicle in that year. However, he overreached himself in his attempt to do so. He planned an ambitious work in twenty-two books dealing with both language and topography as well as with history. However other tasks, lack of help from secretaries, his own slowness and carefulness?and perhaps also a general underestimation of the demands of this work?led to very modest results. In 1594, after the death of chancellor Niels Kaas, the task was given to Niels Krag, under Vedel's protestations. He got a one-year reprieve, but could not produce satisfactory results, after which he turned his work over to Niels Krag. Much of what he had written was lost at the fire of Copenhagen in 1728.

      One spin-off from this task which survived was his "Hundredvisebogen" (1591) of a hundred Danish ballads which became a solid foundation of later knowledge of the elder Danish literary tradition. It was published with the support of Queen Sophie.Vedel's own re-creation of some of the ballads shows his ability as a poet.


      Kongeriget Danmark / 3. Udgave 5. Bind: Aarhus, Vejle, Ringkjøbing, Ribe og Færø Amter samt Supplement og Stedregister

      Monument to Anders Sørensen Vedel in the form of a tombstone, made of
      marble by sculptor A. Paulsen; in the middle field Vedel's bust in strongly prominent relief and around this a frame, for which motifs from his now disappeared headstone have been used .

      Not yet placed are the following epitaphs and memorial plaques: 1) a beautiful little memorial plaque of metal, erected by AS Vedel over his 1st wife Marine Svaning, ? 1578 (in a tomb opened in 1902 in the choir
      , the body of her); 2) Blackboard over Hans Tausen, erected by Bishop Hans

      Laugesen; 3) two Boards from an Epit. about Raadmd. Lauge Steffensen, ? 1554,
      Wife and two Children (with their Bill., Afb. In Kinch , Ribe II); 4) Epit. over
      Raadmd. Mogens Grave, ? 1635; 5) Epit. over Præsten Lauge Andersen Vedel,
      ? 1648; 6) Epit. over Rector Anders Romdrup, ? 1649, Dr. Ludv. Pouch,
      ? 1681, and their Wife (with Bill. In Knæst., Afb. In Kinch , Ribe II); 7) two
      Paintings from an Epit. over Mayor Hans Nielsen Friis, ? 1650, and Wife
      (with Brystbill., afb. in Kinch , Ribe II); and 8) Memorial plaque in Marble over
      HA Brorson, udf. by HE Freund, inserted 1894 (whole Figure with Harp). -

      In addition, the Church possesses paintings by the following bishops: Hans Tausen, ? 1561,
      Hans Laugesen, ? 1594, Iver Hemmet, ? 1629, E. Monrad, ? 1650, Peder
      Kragelund, ? 1681, Ancher Anchersen, ? 1701, Chr. Muus (?), ? 1717, Johs.
      Ocksen, ? 1738, S. Middelboe, ? 1811, Tage Chr. Müller, ? 1849, JB
      Daugaard, ? 1867, and CF Balslev, ? 1895. Still Paintings by Erik
      Emune, Chrf. I, Luther, Melanchthon, Christ as Child, the Crucified and
      Judgment Day, as well as two Series pastorum and two Series episcoporum.

      On the headstone the church is particularly rich. Most were erected in 1902
      along the outer walls of the outermost side aisles, some in the lower room of the large tower
      and up against the walls of the Marietaarn facing the church; several lie in
      the floor of the said aisles, and some are lined up in the preserved part of the
      aisle. At the southernmost sidewall walls stand from west to east:
      1) an older, partly carved stone over the priest Jens Pedersen Grundet,
      ? 1565, and his son Jens, ? s. Aar, with Bill. of a Skeleton surrounded by Lizards
      and Toads; The stone, from c. 1500, originally lay over the canon Jens
      Pedersen from Horsens, but his year of death is not seen; 2) over Dean Gunde
      Lange, ? 1547; 3) Kanniken Niels Torkildsen, ? 1553; on the stone is later
      engraved an epitaph of his son Oluf Nielsen, citizen, ? 1587; 4)
      Studiosus Anders Nielsen, ? 1559, also son of Niels Torkilsen; 5) Bishop
      Poul Madsen's 2nd Wife, Dorothea, ? 1563, and 3rd Wife, Catherine, ? 1567;
      6) Mayor Jens Hegelund's 1st Wife, ? 1562, Daughter of Peder Ibsen;
      7) very worn stone, possible over Klaus Sested to Spannetgd. and wife
      Lisbet Juel, ? 1565 (with their Fig. In Legemsst.); 8) Bishop Hans
      Laugesen, ? 1594, and Wife; 9) indistinct; 10) Borger Anders Bundsen, ? 1618,
      and Wife; 11) Borger Hans Lassen Lime, ? 1616; 12) Citizen Jon
      Pedersen Trellund, ? 1628, and Wife and Son Raadmd. Jens Jonsen, ? 1655,
      and his wife; 13) Archdeacon Ægidius Lauridsen, ? 1627, Wife
      and Daughter; 14) Bishop Iver Hemmet, ? 1629, and Wife; 15) Tolder
      Chrf. Kjeldsen, ? 1634, and two Wives; 16) Raadmd. Mads Pedersen
      Roed, ? 1635, and Wife; 17) Priest and Archdeacon Hans Olufsen, ? 1636,
      and Wife; and 18) Handelsmd. in Hamburg Joach. Stamp, ? 1645 (on the
      partition wall into Skeels Chapel). In the Floor of the same Ship lie several Stones,
      deribl. 1) The church's oldest headstone, from Romanesque times, with vaulted surface
      (see Løffler , Gravst. Pl. XVII); 2) a magnificent stone (in its original place,





    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1616  Ribe, Ribe Herred, Ribe Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ribe Cathedral, (Vor Fru), Ribe, Ribe Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17050  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2021 

    Father Søren Sørensen,   b. Abt 1510, Vejle, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Vejle, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sidse Andersdatter 
    Family ID F6112  Group Sheet

    Family Mette Hansdatter Laugesen,   b. 6 Feb 1562, Vester Vedsted Sogn, Ribe Herred, Ribe Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1633, Ribe, Ribe Amt, Denvmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Marine Andersdatter Vedel,   b. 22 Jun 1582,   d. 28 Jun 1639  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Anna Andersdatter Vedel,   b. 18 May 1585, Ribe Købstad, Ribe Domsogn, Ribe, Ribe, Denma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1655, Ribe Købstad, Ribe Domsogn, Ribe, Ribe, Danmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Sidsel Andersdatter Vedel,   b. 6 Aug 1586, Ribe, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1621  (Age 34 years)
    +4. Søren Andersen Vedel,   b. 16 Jul 1587, Ribe, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1563, Ribe, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Lauge Andersen Vedel,   b. 20 Dec 1592,   d. 23 Aug 1648  (Age 55 years)
     6. Hans Laugesen Andersen Vedel,   b. 2 Oct 1594,   d. 7 Sep 1661  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F6104  Group Sheet

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    Anders Sørensen Vedel
    Anders Sørensen Vedel
    Anders Sørensen Vedel (9 November 1542-13 February 1616)[1] was a Danish priest and historian. He translated the Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus into Danish in 1575, and published the influential "Hundredvisebogen" in 1591.
    Priest and Royal Historian

    Anders Sørensen Vedel, (born Nov. 9, 1542, Vejle, Den.—died Feb. 13, 1616, Ribe), Danish historian and ballad collector who translated the Gesta Danorum of the medieval historian Saxo Grammaticus from Latin into Danish (1575).

    Wikipedia

    Vedel was a clergyman at the royal court. In 1591 he published his Et hundrede udvalde danske viser, a collection of 100 medieval Danish folk songs and ballads. Based on oral and manuscript sources, it was the earliest printed collection and remains a principal source of Danish ballads. It was enlarged and republished in 1695 by Peder Syv.

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    Anders Sørensen Vedel, i Sankt Nikolaj Kirke, Vejle
    Anders Sørensen Vedel, i Sankt Nikolaj Kirke, Vejle

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    Anders Sørensen Vedels(1542-1616) Minde i Anlægget ved Ribe
    Anders Sørensen Vedels(1542-1616) Minde i Anlægget ved Ribe
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    Anders Sørensen Vedel. Statue ved Sankt Nikolaj kirke
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    Anders Sørensen Vedel painted by Tobias Gemperlin.
    The portrait collection at Frederiksborg Castle .

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