Wikipedia: Danish article of the week / 2022


July 6, 2022

Week 1 Olof Palme (1927-1986) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician who was Sweden's Prime Minister 1969–1976 and 1982–1986. Palme was one of the most prominent and controversial politicians in the Nordic region in his time. He was central in the building of the Swedish welfare state and was in foreign policy a sharp critic of imperialism. He was shot in the street one February night in 1986. The murder has led to one of the world's largest investigations and to a national trauma for Sweden. ► Read more Show - History - See Danish Week 2 Queen Margrethe II (born 1940) is Denmark's current regent. She is the daughter of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. Margrethe was married to Prince Henrik, with whom she has sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim. Margrethe succeeded her father on 14 January 1972. As monarch, she has the second longest reign of all Danish monarchs surpassed only by Christian 4. Margrethe 2. has many artistic interests and talents and has, among other things, made theater costumes, made illustrations for books, embroidered trade fair shotguns and created several paintings. ► Read more Show - History - See Danish Week 3 Herons (Bromus) are a genus in the grass family. These are top grasses, which means that the inflorescence is a cluster with stalked small spikes (top-shaped). The leaf sheaths are fused together at the rim and are therefore tubular, and the upright top has relatively large, egg-lanceolate small axils, which are usually stack-bearing. The stack-bearing inner ravens (the bracts of the flower, also called the lemma) have converging nerves in the tip (a strong magnifying glass must be used) and the stack begins subapically, ie. not from the tip of the cover leaf, but from its back. ► Read more Show - History - See Danish Week 4 Eleonora Tscherning (1817-1890) was a Danish painter who was married to Denmark's first Minister of War, A.F. Tscherning. She started as a floral painter, but soon switched to landscape painting. She made her anonymous debut at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1842 and exhibited here every year until 1849, soon also under her own name, as one of the first female artists. Eleonora married in 1845 her 22-year-old cousin, A.F. Tscherning, and the painting gradually came to fill less. From the mid-1860s and about twenty years onwards, however, she worked as a decoration painter at P. Ipsen's Terracotta Factory, where she also educated students, while at the same time teaching her children, two of whom also became recognized painters. ► Read more Show - History - See Danish Week 5 A blini is a thin pancake traditionally made from wheat flour or in some cases buckwheat flour. Blinis originate from Russia and the surrounding areas, and they are typically served with sour cream, quark, butter, caviar, salmon roe, etc. Blinis are among the most popular and widespread dishes in Russia. In most blini recipes, yeast is used, which is not usually included in a traditional pancake recipe. In the West, blinis are usually perceived as small salty pancakes made from a raised dough. In modern Russian, blinis are used more about pancakes the size of a frying pan. ► Read more Show - History - See Danish Week 6 Roman Iron Age is a term for the Iron Age culture between the years 1 and 400 e.v.t. in Scandinavia, northern Germany and the Netherlands. The name is an expression of the fact that the influence of the Roman Empire in the area became significantly greater during this period. In Scandinavia, signs of imports from the Roman Empire have been found in many places, such as amphorae and pots used for the transport of goods, luxury products such as glass goblets, bronze figures and ornate metal goods, and for the first time, for example, game pieces appear in the Nordic area. Also Roman weapons in large quantities appear in weapon sacrifices in finds from the period. The period was turbulent. Several major finds of victims of war booty are a reflection of political events that extended far beyond the village community and the local area. These findings show. that regular armies were assembled and that alliances flour were formed