|2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands|
19 November 1968 –12 December 1970
|Preceded by||Peter Mohr Dam|
|Succeeded by||Atli Dam|
15 December 1950 –8 January 1959
|Preceded by||Andrass Samuelsen|
|Succeeded by||Peter Mohr Dam|
|Born||12 February 1895|
Tórshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
|Died|| 20 November 1984 89) (aged|
Tvøroyri, Suðuroy, Faroe Islands
Kristian Djurhuus (12 February 1895 – 20 November 1984) was a Faroese politician. He was a member of the Union Party.
The Faroe Islands, or the Faeroe Islands, is a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 miles (320 km) north-northwest of the United Kingdom and about halfway between Norway and Iceland—are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Total area is about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 50,322 in October 2017.
The Union Party is a conservative-liberal and agrarian political party in the Faroe Islands. The party wants to maintain the Faroe Islands union with Denmark. On 24 October 2015 Bárður á Steig Nielsen succeeded Kaj Leo Johannesen as party leader.
Kristian Djurhuus was the son of Elin (born Larsen) from Porkeri and Hans Andreas Djurhuus (master carpenter from Tórshavn).
He was the chairman of the town council of Froðba from 1926 to 1930 and was a regular member from 1930 to 1934. He was a member of the Løgting from 1932 to 1962 and from 1966 to 1970 and was its speaker during the British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II.
Froðba is a village located farthest out on the north brink of Trongisvágsfjørður, an inlet on the east coast of the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands.
The Løgting is the unicameral parliament of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Realm.
He was a minister in the Faroese government from 1948 to 1950, 1959 to 1963 and 1967 to 1968. He was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1950 to 1958 and from 1968 to 1970.
The Cabinet of the Faroe Islands has been the chief executive body and the government of the Faroe Islands since the islands became self-governing in 1948. The cabinet is led by the Prime Minister (løgmaður). There are around 7 members of the Cabinet, known as "Ministers", all of whom are also heads of specific government ministries. The ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister. The Faroese government currently consists of seven ministers including the Prime Minister.
The biggest crisis during Djurhuus tenure was the doctors' disputes of Klaksvík (1952–1956) which resulted in an attack on Djurhuus on November 20, 1955 when an unknown gunman shot at his house. Djurhuus was not injured.
The culture of the Faroe Islands has its roots in the Nordic culture. The Faroe Islands were long isolated from the main cultural phases and movements that swept across parts of Europe. This means that they have maintained a great part of their traditional culture. The language spoken is Faroese. It is one of three insular Scandinavian languages descended from the Old Norse language spoken in Scandinavia in the Viking Age, the others being Icelandic and the extinct Norn, which is thought to have been mutually intelligible with Faroese. Until the 15th century, Faroese had a similar orthography to Icelandic and Norwegian, but after the Reformation in 1538, the ruling Danes outlawed its use in schools, churches and official documents. This maintained a rich spoken tradition, but for 300 years the language was not written down. This means that all poems and stories were handed down orally. These works were split into the following divisions: sagnir (historical), ævintyr (stories) and kvæði. These were eventually written down in the 19th century mostly by Danish scholars.
The Faroese People's Party – Radical Self-Government is a pro-Faroese independence conservative and conservative-liberal political party in the Faroe Islands, led by Jørgen Niclasen. One of the four major parties, it has had eight seats in the Løgting since the 2011 election, making it the joint-largest party, but it has neither of the Faroes' seats in the Folketing.
Rói Reynagarð Patursson is a Faroese writer and philosopher. He was also the director of the Folk High School of the Faroes.
Jens Christian Djurhuus or Sjóvarbóndin was the first poet who wrote in Faroese. He composed several Faroese ballads in traditional style on historical themes. The best known is Ormurin langi. Djurhuus also composed satirical poems directed against Danish rule in the Faroe Islands.
The British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II, also known as Operation Valentine, was implemented immediately following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. It was a small component of the roles of Nordic countries in World War II.
Jákup Dahl was a Faroese Provost and Bible translator. In 1908 he became known as a linguist with the first Faroese grammar lessons for school students.
Marni Djurhuus is a Faroese football defender who currently plays for Faroe Islands Premier League team EB/Streymur.
Peter Mohr Dam was a Faroe Islands politician who was one of the founders of the Social Democratic Javnaðarflokkurin party in 1926.
Andrass Samuelsen was a Faroese politician and member of the Union Party. He was the first Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands after the autonomy of the Faroe Islands in 1948 (Heimastýrislógin).
Hákun Djurhuus was the prime minister of the Faroe Islands from 1963-1967. He was born in Tórshavn.
Jens Hendrik Oliver Djurhuus, called Janus Djurhuus, was the first modern Faroese poet. He and his younger brother Hans Andreas Djurhuus, also a poet, are called the Áarstova brothers after the house where they grew up.
The Finance Minister of the Faroe Islands is an important part of the Faroese cabinet, and of the Faroese economy.
Hans Andrias Djurhuus was a Faroese poet and teacher. Hans Andrias Djurhuus was one of the most productive Faroese poets. He is well known for his national poems and for his children's songs, but he also wrote psalms, short stories, plays, fairytales and one novel.
Jógvan á Lakjuni is a Faroese politician, composer and teacher. He was speaker of the Faroese parliament, the Løgting from 2011 to 2015. He worked as a fisherman from 1969 to 1972. He was educated school teacher in 1977, and worked as a school teacher in Fuglafjørður from 1977 to 1989. This period he also studied at the University of the Faroe Islands and since 1989 he has worked as a high school teacher at Føroya Handilsskúli in Kambsdalur.
The 2014 Faroe Islands Cup was the 60th edition of Faroe Islands domestic football cup. It started on 15 March and ended with the final on 30 August 2014. Víkingur were the defending champions, having won their third cup title the previous year, and successfully defended their title. As the winner of the competition, they qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.
Demmus Hentze was a Faroese politician and lawyer. He served as the Finance Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1975 to 1981.
Rikard Sigmund Long was a Faroese teacher, writer, and politician for the People's Party.
The Faroe Insurance Company, often referred to as Tryggingin, is an insurance company in the Faroe Islands. The company currently employs about 110 people and is headquartered in Tórshavn. The Faroe Insurance Company also has branch offices in Sandavágur, Saltangará, Klaksvík, and Tvøroyri. The company was founded as Tryggingarsambandið Føroyar in 1965 and received its current name in 1998. Chairmen of the company have included Kristian Djurhuus, Johan Poulsen, and Hilmar Kass.
| Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands |
Peter Mohr Dam
Peter Mohr Dam
| Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands |