Heinrich Harries

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

Heinrich Harries

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 in Schleswig-Holstein.

His great-grandson was the German chemist Carl Harries.

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