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Thue Christiansen (25 February 1940 – 26 June 2022) was a Greenlandic teacher, visual artist, and politician. Christiansen is best known as the designer of the current flag of Greenland, which was adopted on 21 June 1985. [1] A trained teacher, Christiansen was elected to the Inatsisartut for Siumut in 1979 when Greenland was granted home rule. [2] He was the Greenlandic Minister of Culture and Education from 1979 until 1983. [3] [2]

Christiansen died on 26 June 2022, at his home in Hals, Denmark. [2] He was 82.

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