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Bjornsson, Svein

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1952 AD
Nationality: Icelandic
Categories: Politician

1881 – Sveinn Björnsson was born on the 27th of February in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1912 – He became a member of Reykjavík town council.

1918 – He served sa president of Reykjavík town council.

1914 – He was a member of the Althing.

1916 – He founder and Director of the insurance company Brunabótafélag Íslands.

1920 – He acted as minister to Denmark.

1924 – He was one of the founders of the Icelandic Red Cross on 10th of December, and its first chairman.

1926 – He served as acting minister to Denmark.

1940 – He became regent of Iceland.

1941-1943 – Sveinn was elected Regent of Iceland three times.

1944 – He served as the 1st president of Iceland.

1952 – He died on 25th of January in Reykjavík, Iceland.