Henrik Lund

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Birthday
29, 1875
Birthplace
Greenland
Death Date
Jun 17, 1948 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1875
Birthplace
Greenland
Death Date
Jun 17, 1948 (72)

About

Greenland-born poet and lyricist who wrote the words to "You Our Ancient Land," the national anthem of Greenland.

Before Fame

In 1936, he became ordained as a Danish Lutheran minister. He subsequently accepted a clerical post in Narsaq, a town in southwestern Greenland.

Trivia

He wrote numerous hymns in the native Greenlandic language.

Family Life

He was the son of cleric and poet Isak Lund, and he married Malene Lund.

Associated With

He and Lithuanian writer Vince Kudirka both wrote the lyrics to their respective countries' national anthems.