Today’s date: Yndigt land’s favourite son

Ella Navarro
November 14th, 2015

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We’re guessing he liked it here, but maybe he wrote it in the summer (photo: Brian Hansen )


On this day in 1779, Adam Oehlenschläger, the writer of Denmark’s national anthem, ‘Der er et yndigt land’, was born in Vesterbro.

The Danish poet and playwright was one of the pioneers of introducing romanticism into Danish literature.

He died shortly after his 70th birthday.


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