|born on||21 May 1820 at 13:15 (= 1:15 PM )|
|Place||Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09|
|Timezone||LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°19' 16°24 Asc. 21°13'|
Luxembourgish poet best known for having written Ons Hémécht, the national anthem of Luxembourg. The title in Luxembourgish translates as Our Homeland. Lentz wrote the words in 1859, and they were set to music by Jean Antoine Zinnen in 1864. The song was first performed in public in Ettelbruck, a town at the confluence of the Alzette and Sauer rivers (both of which are mentioned in the song) on 5 June 1864. The first and the last stanza of Ons Heemecht were adopted as Luxembourg's national anthem in 1895.
Lentz died on 8 September 1893, aged 73, in Luxembourg City.
Birth certificate (acte n° 163) provided by Sy Scholfield.
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Wrote national anthem of Luxembourg)