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Kristian Osvald Viderø

Faroese poet

Died when: 84 years 316 days (1018 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Kristian Osvald Viderø

Kristian Osvald Viderø (27 May 1906, Skálavík – 8 April 1991, Copenhagen) was a Faroese clergyman, poet and Bible translator.In 1985 he won the Faroese Literature Prize for his works.After theological studies in Denmark, Viderø' oversaw the completion of a translation of the Old Testament into the Faroese language, which Jákup Dahl had worked on until his death in 1944.

He was the parish priest of Hattarvík from 1965 to 1969.Viderø was commemorated on a Faroese postage stamp in a series on Faroese Bible translators in June 2007.


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