|Finance Minister of the Faroe Islands|
11 January 1975 – 5 January 1981
|Prime Minister||Atli Dam|
|Preceded by||Peter F. Christiansen|
|Succeeded by||Tórbjørn Poulsen|
|Born||4 December 1923|
Sandur, Faroe Islands
|Died||3 January 2016 (aged 92)|
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
A native of Sandoy, he went to Tórshavn to attend the Preliminer School and after that he continued school at the newly established High School (Føroya Studentaskeið) where he finished in 1942. During the World War 2 the Faroe Islands were occupied by the UK and Denmark was occupied by Germany and therefore it was not possible to travel between the two countries during the war. Hentze had to wait until the war was over before he could move to Denmark to study law. He graduated from University of Copenhagen with a cand jur. degree in 1952, he was a lawyer who was entitled to plead before the "landsret" (the Danish High Court). He had his own law firm, Advokatskrivstovan Hentze from 1981–2010. He established the firm together with his daughter Turið Debes Hentze.
Demmus Hentze came from Uttastovu í Trøðum, Sandur, the son of farmer Johan Petur Hentze and Sunneva, born Clementsen, from Húsavík. He was the seventh of nine children. He was married to Helena, born Debes, she was the daughter of Sámal Debes av Bakka (in Tórshavn) and Annu Djurhuus from Kollafjørður. They had three daughters, Turið Debes Hentze, a lawyer, Bergljót Debes Hentze, an employee of the Kringvarp Føroya and Anna Debes Henze, who is psychologist.
- Niclasen, Jørgen. "Minningarorð: Demmus Hentze, løgtings- og landstýrismaður, farin" (in Faroese). Folkaflokkurin.fo. Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- Lindenskov, Eirikur (4 January 2016). "Demmus Hentze farin" (in Faroese). in.fo (Sosialurin). Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "Starvsfólk" (in Faroese). Advokatarnir Hentze. Retrieved 26 January 2016.