Gentofte is a district of Gentofte Municipality in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. Major landmarks include Gentofte Town Hall, Gentofte Hospital and Gentofte Church. Gentofte Lake with surrounding parkland and nature reserves form the most critical greenspace. The vicinity around Gentofte Lake has been inhabited since the Stone Age. The name Gentofte is first visible in a present letter from Absalon to the Bishop of Roskilde from 1186. The gift contains sizable elements of what is now Copenhagen, which includes "...Mansionem de Gefnetofte cum omnibus pertenentiis suis".
Gentofte is maximum probable significantly older in view that area names with the suffix -tofte have generally emerged all through the ninth century. The region was confiscated by means of the crown throughout the Reformation. It turned into positioned beneath Ibstrup Ladegard which become renamed Jægersborg by way of Christian V. Tax facts show that Gentofte had approximately 450 residents in 1645. In 1685 the village consisted of 19 farms. One of them had been given to Queen Charlotte Amalie as a wedding gift. A "cavalry faculty", the primary of its type in Denmark, opened in 1720.