Jón Sigurðsson

Jón Sigurðsson

Vestfirðir, Iceland
Death 7 Dec 1879 (aged 68)
Syddanmark, Denmark
Burial Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
Memorial ID 19937377 · View Source
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Icelandic Politician. After school years in Reykjavík he went to Denmark in 1833 to study at the Copenhagen University. He was the key figure in the movement for Iceland's independence from Denmark, and when the Icelandic parliament, the Althing, was re-established in 1845 he became its president. Although living in Copenhagen right up to his death he was member of the Althing from 1845 to 1879, staying in Iceland only when the Althing was in session 6 weeks every two years. His birthday is Iceland's national day.

Bio by: Erik Skytte

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jón Sigurðsson (17 Jun 1811–7 Dec 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19937377, citing Hólavallagarður Cemetery, Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .