Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll
to the city in 1807, which nearly doubled the area then belonging to Tórshavn.
However, much about his life remains in the dark, and perhaps for this very reason a number of Løbner’s descendants have tried to mystify the man. Among other things, it has been suggested that the insane monarch Christian VII was his father; in that case, Løbner’s mother became pregnant when Christian was still a prince. Løbner was born in 1766, the same year that Christian was crowned, and it is not unthinkable that the prince paid a visit to his relations at Augustenborg Palace the year previous. Løbner’s father, namely, was chamber lackey at Augustenborg. It is also difficult to find information on what exactly Løbner did during those last years after he returned to his homeland. There is some indication that he lived with Caroline Wroblewsky, who ran a private school in Copenhagen for a while. Wroblewsky adopted a young girl, Emilie Christine, and she took over her foster mother’s school in 1858. Among other things, the Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon , a biographical encyclopedia of Danish women, records that: In 1850 she (Emilie Christine) changed her name to Løbner after her adoptive father, the former county administrator of the Faroe Islands Emilius Marius Løbner, who died the previous year.
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