Thue Christiansen

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The flag of Greenland, designed by Christiansen.

Thue Christiansen (born 25 February 1940 in Mârmorilik, North Greenland) is a Greenlandic Inuit teacher, artist and politician. Christiansen is best known as the designer of the current flag of Greenland, which was adopted on 21 June 1985. [1] Christiansen also served as the Greenlandic Minister of Culture and Education from 1979, when Greenland was granted home rule, until 1983.

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References

  1. "Greenland's flag". Nordic Council . Retrieved 2012-05-08.