Lentz, Michel

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Lentz, Michel Gender: M
born on 21 May 1820 at 13:15 (= 1:15 PM )
Place Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°19' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°13'

Michel Lentz


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 163) provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Wrote national anthem of Luxembourg)