My brothers and I bury our father -
and with him a long genealogical line of clergymen
on my genealogy pages :
Completely interactive family tree
with all our 10,463 ancestors and a few of their famous siblings.
You can make searches for e.g.
or how our forefathers themselves claimed to
descend from their Gods!
we descend from famous Biblical persons, our relationship to influential
people such as Muhammad, people who spoke with Jesus and St. Paul
as well as people who spoke with Plato, Aristotle and Socrates who
helped shape modern thinking.
and the popes who canonized them
far I have found 30 saints and popes as direct ancestors and hundreds
as cousins of my children. But their lives were not all very "saintly"
as you will see and reveal more about the power struggles of the
is mostly of interest to Scandinavians : - how my children are related
to 35 of our greatest writers, scientists, politicians and heroes
such as Grundtvig, Blicher, Niels Bohr, "Tordenskjold"
amuse my many American friends I include my family's relationship
to 4 famous Americans: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin
D. Roosevelt and .......well..... Walt Disney!
castles and manor houses
almost all European castles have been in "our" possession
at one time I am trying to list them all with the idea of using
them as overnight accommodations on my lecturing tours! For of what
practical use is genealogy if not to have a little fun with? Here
my wife Vibeke and our daughter Lalou are seen at the old castle
Glimmingehus in Sweden - once owned by Vibeke's 10th great-grandfather.
Daniel and Lalou's
great Internet Family Tree
In this handmade family tree you can click your way almost 4,000 years
back in history to the Second Intermediate Period among Egypt's pharaohs
and high priests.
the Holdt family from Løgumkloster
Photo album of our family members
Hundreds of family pictures from the last 100 generations.
For genealogists these are the easiest to research. Yet they can be quite
interesting - enabling you to get way back in time and forcing you to
take a closer look at what you learned - or more often - didn't learn
Daniel and Lalou have so far 987 kings, 98 pharaohs, 115 emperors and
11 Grand Dukes as direct great-grand fathers. Here are how they are related
to some of them. (Most I found after I made these web pages in 1997 just
as many minor faults have since been corrected on my computer, but not
yet on the web pages). By clicking on their blue names you jump right
to their blue blood lines in our family tree where you can see how exactly
they are related to our family today - and perhaps to your own family......
of the Roman, Holy Roman and Byzantine Empires
11 emperors and 9 empresses and princesses
and High Priests of Ancient Egypt
40 pharaohs, 4 high priests and 18 queens and princesses
of Judea, Israel, Mitanni and the Hittites
12 kings and 3 queens and princesses
in Ancient Greater Persia
34 kings and 11 queens and princesses
Dukes and Czars of Russia and Novgorod
11 grand dukes and 8 princes and princesses
11 kings, 4 queens and 6 princes and princesses
18 kings, 7 queens and 11 princes and princesses
7 kings, 3 queens and 2 princes and princesses
English and Irish Royalty
15 kings, 6 queens and 3 princesses
of Burgundy, Brittany and the Franks
33 kings, 7 queens and 3 princes and princesses
Polish and other Royalty
28 kings, 3 queens and 19 princes and princesses
and Iberian (Georgian) Royalty
37 kings and 5 queens and princesses
citizens of Ancient Rome
37 ancestors - among them Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony
and Gods in Greek and Roman Mythology - such as our
really live forefathers claimed to descend from them:
3 Gods, 7 kings and several heroes from Homer's "The Illiad"
Behind the many royal lines there is naturally even more nobility. When
researching Swedish ancestors around year 1500 I found to my astonishment
that 11 of them had died on the same day. When I realized they were executed
by Danish King Christian II in the Stockholm blood bath I discovered their
nobility and traced their lines back to early Swedish kings. Almost half
of the members of our family tree are now Swedish nobility from 1000-1500.
You can find them in the
Daniel and Lalou's Ancestor
A complete listing of all our 10, 463 family members - with dates and
locations of their birth and death.under capitalized names such as STURE,
TROLLE, GYLDENSTIERNA, OXENSTIERNA etc.
These were the most challenging since I had to dig up everything myself
in church books, land records etc. with many trips to Danish and Norwegian
State Archives. On the Norwegian side I have traced two branches back
almost to year 1500 and actually found my children's live 12th grand cousins
- still working with their cows on a mountain slope near Voss - 500 years
after we "lost" close touch with each other. It was a wonderful
The oldest peasant I have
been able to find in Denmark is Grumme from 1390. He lived 10 miles from
where I grew up and was like me quite a rebel. He was severely punished
for rebelling against Queen Margrethe I.
We hope our present Queen Margrethe II doesn't hold that against our family.
She is my children's 24th grand cousin, but unfortunately she doesn't
Presently I have only written
about Grumme and other interesting family members in Danish. So this genealogy
home page is still under construction!
To exchange genealogical information,
please contact me:
other pages under this heading:
political interpretation of who I am
My nuclear family
My work in the Third World
My writings - with samples
My live friends
My dead friends
- a virtual cemetery
My joke collection
page in Danish
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