1694–1764

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Born: June 20, 1694, Ran­der­up, South Juth­lan­dia, Den­mark.

Died: June 3, 1764, Ribe, Den­mark.

Buried: Ribe Ca­thed­ral, Ribe, Den­mark.

Biography

Son of a priest, Bror­son studied theology in Co­pen­ha­gen, and was ordained in 1721.

He served in Ran­der­up, Tön­der; as dean at Ribe Ca­thed­ral; and as Bishop at Ribe from 1741.

He published a hymn book in 1732 including Christmas hymns, followed by others. He is one of the three great Danish hymn writers besides Tho­mas Kin­go and Ni­ko­lai Grundt­vig.

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