Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town had 88,788 inhabitants in 2016, out of a municipal total of 119,054 in 2017. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County.
Lund is believed to have been founded around 990. If so, under Danish King Harald Bluetooth’s time, when Scania indeed was a natural part of Denmark. It soon became a major Christian centre of the Baltic Searegion, at a time when the area was still a frontier area for Christian mission, and within Scandinavia and especially Denmark through the Middle Ages. From 1103 it was the see of the Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lund, and the towering Lund Cathedral, built circa 1090–1145, still stands at the centre of the town. The City became according to the Treaty of Roskilde conquered by the Swedish Crown 1658-1676 and again 1679-1719. First in 1720 Lund (and Scania) became a formal part of Sweden.
The City of Lund has great traditions within education, and the well-known Lund University, established 1666, is today one of Scandinavia’s largest institutions for education and research. The university and its buildings dominate much of the centre of the city, and have led to Lund becoming a centre for high-tech industry in the south of Sweden. Numerous literary and intellectual figures have lived or studied in Lund, including the writer August Strindberg and the scientist and naturalist Carl Linnaeus. This is however not the first University in Lund, as Denmark’s as well as Scandinavia’s very first one, the Academy of Lund Studium generale was founded in 1425. But since it was located together with a Franciscan monastery, it was closed during the Danish Reformation, in 1536.
HOPE by Descendants
ACADEMY FIGHT SONG by Mission of Burma
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“There was a word for what he was that nice people didn’t say except in the dirtiest jokes. He knew. Always had. There was no need for more of him. His life was a gross testament to cowardice and repugnance.”
Sam Tallent’s Half Hour Prophecy Ep. 39: Lund Reigns
Sam Tallent is a comedian and writer from Denver, Colorado. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and dog. His interests include Southern Gothic fiction and the “death” of Elvis Presley. He enjoys slow simmered suppers and writing in the third person.
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