Nathalie Lind

Nathalie Lind (1918–1999) was a Danish women jurist and politician who held several government positions: minister of social affairs (1968–1971), minister of justice (1973–1975 and 1978–1979) and minister of culture (1973–1975).

Nathalie Lind
Personal details
Bertha Frederikke Nathalie Lind

1 October 1918
Died11 January 1999(1999-01-11) (aged 80)
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen

Early life and educationEdit

Lind was born in Copenhagen on 1 October 1918.[1] Her father involved fishing business and died when she was two years old.[2] Then her mother took over his business in Hillerød.[2] Lind studied law at the University of Copenhagen and received a degree in law in 1943.[2]


Lind started her career in Aalborg where her husband and she worked as a police assistant.[2] From 1948 she began to work as a lawyer and then, moved with her husband to Virum where she ran a law firm in the period 1955–1963.[2] She joined the Venstre and was elected to the Folketing in 1964 representing the Fredensborg constituency, but was not reelected in 1966.[3] In 1968 she won a seat at the Folketing representing the Vardek, and served at the parliament until 1981.[2]

Lind's first ministerial post was the minister of social affairs in the cabinet of Hilmar Baunsgaard which she held between 1968 and 1971.[1] She was both minister of justice and minister of culture in the cabinet led by Poul Hartling from 1973 to 1975.[4] She also served as the minister of justice in the cabinet of Anker Jørgensen in the period 1978–1979.[1]

Lind died on 11 January 1999.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Hanne Rasmussen (2020). "Nathalie Lind". Den Store Danske Encyklopædi (in Danish).
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Nathalie Lind, 1918-1999" (in Danish). Danmarks Historien. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Nathalie Lind død". DR (in Danish). 14 January 1999. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Danske regeringer 1973-1982" (in Danish). Danmarks Historien.

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