Hjort, Victor Christian

Hjort, Victor Christian a celebrated hymnologist of the Protestant Church, born at Gunderslevholm, in: Denmark, in 1735 was bishop of Ribe. His collection of sacred songs were almost entirely inserted in the public hymn-book of the Danish Church. He published also collections of songs for the Sunday schools of workmen, soldiers, etc. He died in 1818, on the island of Amagar, near Copenhagen — Pierer, Univ. — Lex. 8, 417. (J.H.W.)

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