Important years and events in the history of Ribe.
Before year 704-710
The earliest traces of trading and craftsmanship in Sct. Nicolaj Gade.
The parcelled out market square was built.
The first coinage in the Nordic region was minted: Wodan/Monster sceattas.
Ribe was bounded by a ditch.
Ansgar was given a plot in the city and permission to build a church.
Bishop Leofdag of Ribe attended a church meeting in Ingelheim, Germany.
Adam of Bremen wrote that Ribe was “a city encompassed by another waterway that flows in from the ocean and over which one sails for ...”
King Niels son was married in town.
King Erik II was killed by Chief “Sorte Plov” and buried inside Ribe Cathedral.
The cathedral chapter and the Cathedral School, now “Ribe Katedralskole”, were founded.
In the late 1100s
The construction of the present Cathedral was initiated.
Queen Dagmar arrived in Ribe.
Queen Dagmar died at Riberhus Castle.
The Black Friars' Monastery was founded.
The Franciscan Friars, the Greyfriars, ”came wandering into town on bare feet” and the Monastery was founded.
The Duke of Schleswig, Abel, raided Ribe.
Christopher I of Denmark died under mysterious circumstances in Ribe and was buried inside the Cathedral.
The town was burning (layers of burnt earth have been found).
On Christmas morning the northern cathedral tower collapsed.
The current Commoner's Tower of the Cathedral was inaugurated.
De Grote Mandrenke - The Grote Mandrenke (Great drowning of Men).
Churches and Monasteries were demolished.
Hans Tausen was appointed bishop of Ribe.
Hans Jessen Søhane defeated pirates in the Wadden Sea and their heads were displayed on "Hovedengen" as a warning.
In September a great fire destroys a large part of the town. 11 streets and 213 houses burn down.
Anders Sørensen Vedel settled in Ribe and lived in an area called “Liljebjerget”. He composed “Hundredvisebogen” - 100 Danish ballads and circulated a Danish version of the complete History of Denmark.
The Commoner's Tower partially collapsed and was rebuilt without a spire and hence remained flat-topped.
The Burchardi Flood also known as the second Grote Mandrenke. “Ships and Sailing vessels were put up by Farup Church" (Hans Friis).
Maren Spliid, the wife of Laurids Spliid, was burnt alive at the stake on Gallows Hill as a witch.
The Torstenson War - Riberhus was destroyed.
The Dano-Swedish War, the Commoner's Tower was fired at.
The Plague - from June 9th to Oct. 28th more than 900 people died.
P. Terpager published "Urbs Ripensis", the history of Ribe city.
Hans Adolph Brorson was elected bishop of Ribe.
Ribe Iron Foundry was founded, the cotton factory and the shipping company J. Lauritzen were founded subsequently.
Denmark's oldest provincial museum was founded.
Southern Jutland was lost to Germany, but Ribe remained Danish.
The railroad came to Ribe.
Ribe Cathedral was completely restored.
Denmark's first preservation association "Ribe Turistforening” – later “Gammelt Præg" was founded.
“Ribelund” was established - a welfare institution for psychologically and physically disabled.
“Ribe Seminarium” was established - Teacher Training College
The cotton factory “Crome & Goldschmidt” closed down.
Excavations on “Slotsbanken” and restoration of Riberhus Castle.
The last cowshed in Fiskergade closed down.
The “Grønnegade Diggings” - the beginning of Danish urban archaeology.
Introduction of the Preservation Plan for Ribe.
Ribe County, Ribe Judicial District and Ribe Municipality were abolished.
Ribe celebrated the city's 1300th anniversary.