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Famous Politicians from Iceland

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List of famous politicians from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Icelander politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Icelander politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Iceland and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Iceland, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Albert Guðmundsson ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dec. at 71 (1923-1994)

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson (5 October 1923 – 7 April 1994) was the first Icelandic professional football player and played for, amongst others, Rangers, Arsenal, FC Nancy and A.C. ...more
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Árni Mathiesen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 61

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Árni M. Mathiesen (born 2 October 1958 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic politician. From September 2005 through 31 January 2009, he was Minister of Finance in Iceland. From 1999–2005 ...more
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Ásgeir Ásg... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dec. at 78 (1894-1972)

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (Icelandic: [ˈausceir̥ ˈausceir̥sɔn]; 13 May 1894 – 15 September 1972) was the second President of Iceland, from 1952 to 1968. He was a Freemason and served as ...more
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Benedikt Sigurðsson ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Ísafjarðarbær, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (7 July 1924 – 20 July 2010) was Prime Minister of Iceland for the Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) from 15 October 1979 to 8 ...more
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Bjarni Benediktsson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dec. at 62 (1908-1970)

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Bjarni Benediktsson may refer to: Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1908), former Prime Minister of Iceland (1963–1970) Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970), former Prime Minister of Iceland (11 January ...more
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Björn Þ&oacut... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Björn Þórðarson Dec. at 84 (1879-1963)

Nationality: Iceland

Björn Þórðarson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈpjœrtn̥ ˈθourðarsɔn̥]; 6 February 1879 – 25 October 1963) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 16 December 1942 to 21 October ...more
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Dagur Bergþó... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson Age: 47

Nationality: Iceland

Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (born 19 June 1972) is an Icelandic politician who is the Mayor of Reykjavik City. He was the vice-chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance from 2009 ...more
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Davíð Oddsson... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 71

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Davíð Oddsson (pronounced [ˈtaːvið ˈɔtːsɔn]; born 17 January 1948) is an Icelandic politician, and the longest-serving Prime Minister of Iceland, in office from 1991 to 2004. From ...more
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Geir Haarde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 68

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Geir Hilmar Haarde (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈceːir̥ ˈhɪlmar̥ ˈhɔrtɛ]; born 8 April 1951) is an Icelandic politician, who served as Prime Minister of Iceland from 15 June 2006 to 1 February ...more
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Geir Hallgrímsson... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Geir Hallgrímsson (16 December 1925 – 1 September 1990) was the 16th Prime Minister of Iceland for the Independence Party from 28 August 1974 to 1 September 1978. Before that he had been ...more
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Gunnar Birgisson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Gunnar Birgisson Age: 72

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Gunnar Ingi Birgisson (born 30 September 1947) is an Icelandic politician, currently mayor of Fjallabyggð. Gunnar Birgisson is a former member of Alþingi and the former mayor of ...more
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Gunnar Thoroddsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Gunnar Thoroddsen Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Gunnar Thoroddsen (pronounced [ˈɡʏnːar ˈtʰoːurɔtˌsɛn]) (December 29, 1910 – September 25, 1983) was the Prime Minister of Iceland from 8 February 1980 to 26 May 1983. Gunnar was the youngest man ...more
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Guðbjartur Hannesson... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðbjartur Hannesson Age: 69

Birthplace: Akranes, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðbjartur Hannesson (3 June 1950 – 23 October 2015) was an Icelandic politician and was welfare minister. He is affiliated with the Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin).He won a seat ...more
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Guðjón Arnar ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson Age: 75

Nationality: Iceland

Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson (5 July 1944 – 17 March 2018) was an Icelandic politician and chairman of the Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) from 2003 to 2009. He ...more
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Guðlaugur Þ&oa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson Age: 52

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[kʏðløiːɣʏr θouːr θourðar̥son]; born 19 December 1967) is an Icelandic politician who has ...more
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Guðmundur Steingr&ia... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðmundur Steingrímsson Age: 47

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðmundur Steingrímsson is an Icelandic politician and son and grandson of former Icelandic Prime Ministers Steingrímur Hermannsson and Hermann Jónasson.
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Guðrún Helgad... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðrún Helgadóttir Age: 84

Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðrún Helgadóttir is a prominent writer of children's literature in Iceland. She was born in Hafnarfjörður on 7 September 1935. Her first book, Jón Oddur og ...more
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Halldór Ás... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 72

Birthplace: Vopnafjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Halldór Ásgrímsson (pronounced [ˈhalːtour ˈaːuskrimsɔn]; 8 September 1947 – 18 May 2015) was an Icelandic politician, who served as Prime Minister of Iceland from 2004 to ...more
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Halldór Blön... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Halldór Blöndal Age: 81

Nationality: Iceland

Halldór Blöndal (born 24 August 1938) is a politician of the Independence Party (Iceland). He is the son of Kristjana Benediktsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson's sister. He worked ...more
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Hannes Hafstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dec. at 61 (1861-1922)

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Hannes Þórður Pétursson Hafstein (4 December 1861 – 13 December 1922) was an Icelandic politician and poet. In 1904 he became the first Icelander to be appointed to the ...more
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Hannibal Valdimarsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Hannibal Valdimarsson Dec. at 88 (1903-1991)

Nationality: Iceland

Hannibal Gísli Valdimarsson (13 January 1903 – 1 September 1991) was a politician from Iceland.
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Hermann Jónasson ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Hermann Jónasson Dec. at 80 (1896-1976)

Birthplace: Skagafjörður

Nationality: Iceland

Hermann Jónasson (25 December 1896 – 22 January 1976) was an Icelandic politician of the Progressive Party, who was Prime Minister of Iceland on two occasions. He served his first term ...more
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Ingibjörg Só... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 65

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir (pronounced [ˈiɲcɪpjœrk ˈsoulrun ˈcistlatouhtɪr]; born 31 December 1954) is an Icelandic politician from the Social Democratic ...more
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Jóhann Hafstein ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jóhann Hafstein Dec. at 65 (1915-1980)

Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Jóhann Hafstein (Akureyri, 19 September 1915 – 15 May 1980) was elected to the Althingi for Reykjavík in 1946, which he represented until 1978. Jóhann was Prime Minister of ...more
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Jóhanna Sigurð... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Age: 77

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[jou̯ːhana ˈsɪːɣʏrðartou̯htɪr]; born 4 October 1942) is an Icelandic politician and the former Prime Minister of Iceland. ...more