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Who is Grundtvig?

Grundtvig (1783-1872) was a pastor, a theologian, a teacher, a writer, a politician. He lived in Copenhagen at the same time as Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kirkegaard. Although Grundtvig is relatively unknown internationally, he is one of the most influential people in Danish history. Grundtvig’s ideas have had a lasting impact in many areas of Danish culture like education, politics and the church.

Freedom our watchword must be in the North! Freedom for Loki as well as for Thor

N.F.S. Grundtvig, 1832. Transl. E. Broadbridge