Copenhagen: City Hall, Golden statue of Bishop Absalon. Absalon born about 1128 in Fjenneslev - died March 21, 1201 in Soro Abbey. He was a politically influential Danish bishop and archbishop. Absalon was the influential Hvide family, his parents were Asser Rig and Inger Eriksdatter and his grandfather was Skjalm White. He was the foster brother of king Valdemar 1. the Great and brother of Esbern Snare.