Hans Egede, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Hans Egede

Missionary to Greenland, Lutheran pastor

Date of Birth: 31-Jan-1686

Place of Birth: Harstad, Northern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 05-Nov-1758

Profession: priest, pastor, missionary, translator, explorer, linguist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Hans Egede

  • Hans Poulsen Egede (31 January 1686 – 5 November 1758) was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland.
  • He established a successful mission among the Inuit and is credited with revitalizing Dano-Norwegian interest in the island after contact had been broken for hundreds of years.
  • He founded Greenland's capital Godthåb, now known as Nuuk.

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