Jørgen  Olrik

Jørgen Olrik

Male 1875 - 1941  (65 years)

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  • Name Jørgen Olrik 
    Born 10 Aug 1875  Frederiksberg, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Jørgen Olrik

      Jørgen Olrik, 10.8.1875-4.5.1941, historian. Born on Frbg, died in Charlottenlund, urn on Ordrup kgd. O. became a student in 1892 from the Metropolitan School and in 1898 a cand. mag. with history as a major and Greek and Latin as a minor. He was strongly influenced by Kr. Erslev and Johs. Steenstrup and from his spiritually and artistically interested family circle, not least his brother Axel. Already as a student he became an assistant at the Danish Folk Museum in 1894 and from 1897 also at the National Museum's 2nd department, where he worked for a dozen years without actual employment. In 1910 he became inspector at the Folk Museum and from 1920 at Bernhard Olsen'sdeparture chief inspector sst., where a significant task was the Folkemuseet's and Frilandsmuseet's association with and the former's transfer to the Nationalmuseet's new building after the folkemuseet had a shorter tenure housed in the Art Industry Museum's attic. - Like all museum men of the older generation, O. was self-taught, but gained through many years of registration of the museum's collections an in-depth knowledge of the material culture from the Renaissance onwards, engaged in a number of important works on Danish silver such as Drinking Horn and Silverware from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1909, Danske Sølvarbejder fra Renaissancen til vore Dage, 1915 and the much enlarged edition of Bernhard Olsen's mark book Danske Guldsmedes Mærker, 1919 as well as other branches of the Danish art industry such as iron ovens and tin published in Tidsskrift for Industri.To this is added the important Civil Home in Elsinore 300 years ago, 1903, an extract from the city's probate protocols. O. was also well versed in peasant culture and was from 1908 a member of Foreningen Danmarks folkeminder in whose series of writings he published Livet i Klokkergaarden, 1909 and the extensively commented translation of Erik Pontoppidan's Everriculum (Fejekosf), 1923. As a museum man, O. participated in a number of Nordic and international congresses in the 1920s and 30s with folkloristic topics.1909 and the extensively commented translation of Erik Pontoppidan's Everriculum (Fejekosf), 1923. As a museum man, O. participated in a number of Nordic and international congresses in the 1920s and 30s with folkloristic topics.1909 and the extensively commented translation of Erik Pontoppidan's Everriculum (Fejekosf), 1923. As a museum man, O. participated in a number of Nordic and international congresses in the 1920s and 30s with folkloristic topics.

      For the Committee for the Promotion of Public Enlightenment, O. Saxo translated (Saxe's Danesaga I ? IV, 1908-12) in which he successfully reproduced Saxo's style in an old-fashioned language tone. In 1913 he was a founding member of the Danish Language and Literature Society, for which he together with Hans Ræder provided a new edition of Saxo (1931) prepared through numerous dissertations in Historisk Tidsskrift. For the publication's controversial text corrections he has given an account in Aarbøger for nordisk Oldkyndighed, 1930. For Sprog- og litteraturselskabet, O. has also published the translation of Chr. Falster's Amoenitates (Lærdoms Lystgaard) in three volumes, 1919-20 and a collection of Danish folk books from the 16th and 17th centuries (1919ff.), And also for the Society for hist. translation of source sources several sources for the medieval history of Denmark which he has treated in the History of the Danish People, 1927 for the period 1241-1439,in the History of Southern Jutland, 1937 period 1241-1459 and the same period in Schultz Danmarkshistorie, 1941. -Member of the Royal Danish Society for the History of the Fatherland 1927, secretary in the same 1936, chairman of the Association of Danish Folk Memories 1935, chairman of the Society for Danish Cultural History 1938.
      Family

      Parents: painter and sculptor Henrik O. (1830-90) and Hermina Valentiner (1839-1917). Married 1.11.1898 in Skt. Jørgens sg., Svendborg with Hedevig Louise West, born 29.1.1868 at Egelund, Diernisse sg., Died 6.11.1943 in Charlottenlund, d. By forester Carl Emil W. (1833-1909) and Caroline Christiane Johanne Louise Krohn (1843- 1924). - Brother of Axel Olrik , Dagmar Olrik , Eyvind Olrik and Hans Olrik .
      Appointments

      R. 1928. DM. 1939.
      Iconography

      Sign. by H. Olrik, 1878, mal. of the same, 1882. Photo.
      Bibliography

      Chr. Axel Jensen in Kulturminder, 1942-43 9-12; bibliography pp. 166-74. - Life story in the order chapter.
      Article info

      Written by: Holger Rasmussen


      Jørgen Olrik (born 10 August 1875 in Frederiksberg , died 4 May 1941 in Charlottenlund ) was a Danish cultural historian .
      Olrik was the son of the artist Henrik Olrik and brother of Benedicte Olrik (married Brummer), Dagmar , Axel , Hans , Eyvind and Povl Olrik .


      Wikipedia

      Olrik became a philosophical candidate in 1898 , but had already in 1893 become an assistant at the Danish Folk Museum and from 1897 at the National Museum . In 1920 he became chief inspector at the Danish Folk Museum, which became part of the National Museum the same year. He had a significant authorship (see below).

      Olrik became a Knight of Dannebrog in 1928 and a Dannebrog man in 1939 .

      He is buried at Ordrup Cemetery . He is depicted in a drawing by his father Henrik Olrik approx. 1878 and painting of the same 1882 , both in family ownership.


      København, København (Staden), Rahbeks Alle, Rahbeks Allé 2, 55 o, p, q, 26, FT-1880, D4602
      Ole Henrik Benedictus Olrik, 49, Gift, Husfader, Maler, Fødested, København
      Hermina Olrik 40, Gift, Husmoder, Fødested, Magleby Sogn, Præstø Amt
      Dagmar Olrik, 19, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, København
      Hans Thorvald Olrik, 17, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, København
      Axel Olrik, 15, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, Frederiksberg
      Eyvind Gunnar Olrik, 13, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, Frederiksberg
      Ingeborg Olrik, 12, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, Frederiksberg
      Jørgen Olrik, 4, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, Frederiksberg
      Poul Benedict Olrik, 1, Ugift, Deres Barn, Fødested, Frederiksberg
      Anna Margrethe Petrine Marie Benedicte Olrik 51 Ugift Husfaders Søster Birkerød Sogn, Frederiksborg Amt
      (Dansk Demografisk Database-Rigsarkivet- Folketællinger)
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1941  Charlottenlund, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17393  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Ole Henrik Benedictus Olrik,   b. 24 May 1830, København, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1890, Frederiksberg, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Hermina Valentinar 
    Family ID F6220  Group Sheet

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    Jørgen Olrik
    Jørgen Olrik
    ørgen Olrik
    Birth 10 Aug 1875
    Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
    Death 4 May 1941 (aged 65)
    Charlottenlund, Gentofte Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
    Burial
    Ordrup Cemetery
    Ordrup, Gentofte Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
    Memorial ID 181270597
    Created by: letemrip
    Added: 12 Jul 2017
    Find a Grave Memorial 181270597

    He was a Danish cultural historian. He was the son of the artist Henrik Olrik and brother of Benedicte Olrik (married Brummer), Dagmar, Axel, Hans, Eyvind and Povl Olrik.


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