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Skarði Símun av
(1872— 1942)

Skarði Símun av (1872— 1942)

Símun av Skarði was a Faroese poet, politician and teacher. He graduated from the Faroese Teacher's College in 1896. He founded Føroya Fólkaháskúli (the Faoese folk high school) in 1899, and worked there as headmaster from 1899 to 1942. His most famous work as a poet is the Faroese National Anthem, Mítt alfagra land, usually called Tú alfagra land mítt since those are the first words. He was a member of parliament for the Sjálvstýrisflokkurin (Self-Government Party) from 1906 to 1914.


Denmark. Faroe Islands, 2000, Rasmus Rasmussen and Símun av Skarði

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