Jonathan Petersen

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Jonathan Petersen (7 May 1881 – 22 August 1961) was a Greenlandic songwriter.[1][2] He composed the music to the national anthem of Greenland, Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit (Our Country, Who's Become So Old in English).[3] The lyrics were written by the Greenlandic pastor Henrik Lund, and the song was adopted as the national anthem in 1916.[4]


  1. ^ Tidsskriftet Grønland, arkiv 1961 (danish)
  2. ^ Walter Jens, Rudolf Radler (1992). Kindlers neues Literatur Lexikon. Kindler, ISBN 978-3-463-43020-1
  3. ^ "Greenland". Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Greenland Homerule". Retrieved 2009-04-01.