(February 19, 1827–January 13, 1897). B. North Bjert, near Kolding, Den.; joined the Staerke jyder (Strong Jutlanders) movement formed ca. 1800 in opposition to rationalism; taught school at Hedensted and Egtved; soldier 1848; studied theol. at the school of the Basel* Miss.Soc. 1851–54; dismissed because of his refusal to embrace a compromising confessional position; plans to become a miss. did not materialize; travels in Den. 1855 led him to conclude that basic Christian doctrine was neglected in the est.ch.; organized the Ev.Luth. Free Ch. of Denmark* November 4, 1855. Ed.En Röst i Örken 1856–79, Evangelisk-luthersk Maanedsskrift 1879–95; Sandhed til Gudfrytighed (E. Pontoppidan’s* explanation of the SC); other works include Psalmebog for Den evang.–luth. Frikirke i Danmark; Hvad laerer den evang.–luth. Frikirke.
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