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Velgjerd Jonsdatter Jonsdatter Steinde (1740 - 1816)

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Velgjerd Jonsdatter Jonsdatter Steinde
1740 - 1816
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1740
Steinde
Death
1816
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Velgjerd Jonsdatter Jonsdatter Steinde was born in 1740 at Steinde. She died in 1816 at 76 years old.
Updated: August 25, 2011
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Velgjerd Jonsdatter Jonsdatter Steinde passed away in 1816 at age 76. She was born in 1740 at Steinde. We are unaware of information about Velgjerd's family or relationships.
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In 1800, when she was 60 years old, on August 30th, educated blacksmith Gabriel Prosser organized a slave revolt. He wanted to capture Richmond and kill all whites - excluding Methodists, Quakers, Frenchmen, and the poor - and become king of a new black nation. The revolt failed, he was captured and hung. Slave laws were tightened in Virginia.

In 1803, she was 63 years old when on March 1st, Ohio became the 17th state of the United States. Because Congress never passed a resolution declaring Ohio a state, however, it wasn't until 1953 that Ohio retroactively became an official state.

In 1816, in the year of Velgjerd Jonsdatter Jonsdatter Steinde's passing, in July, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori were vacationing in Switzerland, talking about the occult. They challenged each other to write the best horror story they could. Mary (Godwin) Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" - which came to her in a dream. Polidori wrote the short story The Vampyre.

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