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Einar Benediktsson - Thingvellir, Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 64° 15.447 W 021° 07.275
27W E 494124 N 7125708
Quick Description: Einar Benediktsson was a notable Icelandic poet and lawyer.
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 6:21:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1D1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters
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Long Description:
Einar Benediktsson's grave is beside the Thingvellir Church... the center of Iceland's most historic sites in Thingvellir National Park.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

Einar Benediktsson (1864–1940) was an Icelandic poet and lawyer.

Einar Benediktsson's poetry was a significant contribution in the nationlistic revival leading to Iceland's independence. To this end, he was active both in establishing Landvarnarflokkurinn in 1902 and as the editor of Iceland's first daily newspaper, Dagskrá, from 1896 to 1898. He pioneered as a strong advocate of inward foreign investment to utilize Iceland's natural resources. As a poet, he may be classified as a Neo-Romantic.

His translations included English and American poetry and a masterpiece in rendering Henrik Ibsen's epic, Peer Gynt, into Icelandic. Einar Benediktsson was buried at Iceland's national shrine, Þingvellir. He has descendants living today in Iceland, other European countries, and the United States, most notably including former ambassador and namesake Einar Benediktsson.

He resided at Höfði house in northern Reykjavík for many years.


1897: Sögur og kvæði (Stories and poems)
1901: Pétur Gautur, translation from Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt.
1906: Hafblik, poems
1913: Hrannir, poems
1921: Vogar, poems
1930: Hvammar, poems"
Poet and lawyer...see above

Date of birth: 1/1/1864

Date of death: 1/1/1940

Area of notoriety: Literature

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: daylight hours daily

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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