Horslunde Church (Danish: Horslunde Kirke) is a Church of Denmark parish church located in the village of Horslunde, on the island of Lolland, in southeastern Denmark. The altarpiece and the pulpit date from 1594.[1] Former Danish prime minister, Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow is buried in the churchyard.[1]

Horslunde Church
Horslunde Kirke
Horslunde Church
54°54′30″N 11°12′59″E / 54.90833°N 11.21639°E / 54.90833; 11.21639
DenominationChurch of Denmark
Founded12th century
DedicationSt. Hans[1]
Functional statusFunctional

History Edit

The church was in Catholic times dedicated to Saint lians. In 1379, Guds Legems Tjeneste in Horslunde Church is mentioned. Nothing is known about its ownership in the Middle Ages apart from the fact that the Crown had appointment rights to already prior to the Reformation. In 1686, it was presented to Peder Brandt of Pederstrup Manor.[2]

In 1725, it came under the authority of the county of Christianssæde when it together with Pederstrup transferred to Christian Ditlev Reventlow.[2] In 1819, Daniel Smith was appointed as parish priest of Horslunde-Nordlunde. In 1820, he was appointed as provost of Lollands Nørre Herred and in 1829 also of Lollands Søndre Herred. He maintained a close relationship with C. D. Reventlow. In 1834, he transferred to Stege on Møn. [3]

On 1 April 1031, it gained its independence.[2]

Interior Edit

Christian Ditlev Reventlow is buried inside the church. C.D.F. Reventlow, Frederik Reventlow, Frederikke Charlotte Reventlow are interred in the surrounding graveyard.

Churchyard Edit

The surrounding churchuard is inusually large and has most likely been expanded in all directions.

Notable burials in the churchyard include:

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c "Horslunde Kirke". visitlolland-falster.com. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Danmarks Kirker: Horslunde Kirke" (in Danish). Nationalmuseet. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Daniel Smith" (in Danish). Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 13 September 2021.