Karen Brahe's Library
Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
Currently housed in the Central Library of Roskilde, Denmark, was founded by a Danish noble woman in 1716 as a library for the use of young noble women and their intellectual development. As such, it represents a unique and single-minded initiative in world history, and in recognition of this it has remained intact through 300 years. It consists of c. 3,500 printed works, mostly in Danish or by Danish authors, and c. 1,100 manuscripts, among which exceptionally many are composed by Danish women. Karen Brahe's Library contains many of the most distinguished extant Danish manuscripts from the 16th through the early 18th centuries.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: Denmark