Danish Colonialism

Danish Colonial Remains 17th-20th centuries

Christiansborg Castle, Accra, Ghana. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. DANISH COLONIAL REMAINS ...

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List of Danish colonial forts and possessions

Map of Tranquebar 1733, India. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini DANISH COLONIAL SETTLEMENTS ASIA INDIA: Tranquebar (Dansborg castle): Danish: 1620-May 1801 English: (May 1801-Aug. 1802) Danish: Aug. 1802-1808 English: (1808-20 Sep. 1815) Danish: 20 Sep. 1815-7 Nov. 1845 English occupation: (7 Nov. 1845- 1947) (U. B. J. p 41, 44) (H.F. p 298) Pipely (Pipli): factory 1625- abandoned before 1643 (U. B. J. p 28) Masulipatam: factory 1626 -abandoned before 1643 (U. ...

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Bibliography of Danish Colonial History: 17th-20th centuries

Historic map of danish colony Tranquebar and Fort Dansborg, 1700s. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. DANISH EMPIRE GENERAL: – Various Authors “Vore gamle tropekolonier” 2 volumes, Hassing Publishers Ltd. 1954, A work in Danish, devoted to the East and West Indies as well as the Guinea coast possessions of Denmark. – Feldbaek, O. “The Danish Trading Companies of the Seventeenth and the Eighteenth Centuries” Scandinavian Economic History ...

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Trincomalee: The arrival of the Danes, the Dutch and the construction of the Portuguese Fort

Map of Trincomalee by Antonio Bocarro (1635). Livro das Plantas de todas as fortalezas, cidades e povoaçoens do Estado da Índia Oriental (1635)

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. Continued from: The first contacts with the Portuguese 3.0 THE ARRIVAL OF THE DANES, THE DUTCH AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PORTUGUESE FORT The strategic importance of the control over the bays and the ports on the eastern coast of Ceylon discovered, it was clear with the arrival of the ...

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Tranquebar: a Danish fort in India

Historic map of danish colony Tranquebar and Fort Dansborg, 1700s. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. Tranquebar (Tharangambadi) is a small village in Tamil Nadu in India located on the Coromandel coast about 30 km north of Nagapattinam. Tranquebar has the distinction of have been a Danish colony between 1620 and 1845. The Danes in 1620 founded the Fort Dansborg and made ​​it their main trading settlement along the Indian coast. Tranquebar (Dansborg ...

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The European forts in Ghana

Elmina Castle, Ghana. Atlas Blaeu van der Hem (1665-1668). No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. FORT SÃO JORGE DA MINA (ELMINA) The first European-built fort in Ghana was Fort São Jorge da Mina (Elmina), which was built by the Portuguese in 1482 near an African village, with which they traded, called by them Aldeia das Duas Partes. The foundation stone of this castle was laid ...

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