Heinrich Harries

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Heinrich Harries (9 September 1762, Flensburg – 28 September 1802) was a German theologian from the Duchy of Schleswig, then under Danish sovereignty.

Harries wrote the lyrics for "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" for King Christian VII of Denmark in 1790; the song was later adapted to be the unofficial national anthem of the German Empire.

Harries was born in Flensburg and died in Brügge.

His great-grandson was the German chemist Carl Harries

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