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Povel Hansen Egede
EGEDE, Povel Hansen.

EGEDE, Povel Hansen.
(1708 - 1789)

(Born: 9 October 1708; Died: 3 June 1789) Norwegian theologian.

Son of Hans Poulsen Egede, Povel Hansen continued on his father's missionary work in Greenland. He also became a professor of theology at the mission. He published a number of works, including dictionaries of the language spoken by the eskimos of Greenland.

Biographical references: Dansk Biografisk Haandleksikon. Dansk Biografisk Lexikon. Internet search.

1. Danish, 1788.
Efterretninger om Grønland, uddragne af en Journal holden fra 1721 til 1788 af Paul Egede. Kiøbenhavn, Trykt af H.C. Schrøder, [1788].

8°: [12], 284 p., frontispiece, folding map.

Very scarce. Contains a description of various travels throughout Greenland from 1721 to 1788 by one of the great missionaries. The frontispiece shows a portrait of the author.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 912.

2. German, 1790 [German transl.].
Nachrichten von Grönland. Aus einem Tagebuche, geführt von 1721 bis 1788 vom Bischof Paul Egede. Aus dem dänischen Sprache ... Kopenhagen, Bey Christian Gottlob Proft, 1790.

8°: xii, [2], 16-333, [3] p., frontispiece, one folding map, 2 folding plates.

Very scarce. Translation of Efterretninger om Grønland (1788).

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 913a.

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