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Jˇnas HallgrÝmsson
Birth: Nov. 16, 1807
Death: May 26, 1845

Poet, scientist. He was born on the farm "Hraun" in Northern Iceland. After high-school he entered the Copenhagen University to study law, natural science, and literature. While in Denmark he became an active advocate of Iceland's independence from Denmark, and together with other Icelandic students he founded the periodical "Fj÷lnir". He is generally acknowledged to be the most important and beloved Icelandic poet and is called The Bard of Iceland. In 1845 he fell down the staircase at his lodgings in Copenhagen and broke a leg, but it was several days before he agreed to be hospitalized. As a result of gangrene he died few hours before his leg was scheduled to be amputated. He was buried in Assistens Cemetery. In 1946 his remains were shipped home to Iceland for reburial in the church grounds at the Thingvellir national park. To celebrate his 200th birthday the period from November 16, 2006 to November 16, 2007 has been officially proclaimed "Jˇnas Year" in Iceland. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Ůingvallakirkjajugardur
Reykjavik
Hofudhborgarsvaedhi, Iceland
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Nov 13, 2006
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- Erik Skytte
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013
I'm sorry you were injured and left us too soon, Jonas. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013

- la vita eterna
 Added: Jul. 18, 2013
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