Born: Feb 27, 1881 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 70 years of age.
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.
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