Axel Sveinsson

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Axel Sveinsson
Born(1896-04-03)April 3, 1896
Bergsholti in Staðarveit, Snaefellsnessyslu
DiedAugust 12, 1957(1957-08-12) (aged 61)
NationalityIcelandic
Known forLighthouse Designs
Spouse(s)Aðalbjorg Sigurbjornsdottir
Guðrun Olafia Sigurðardottir
Oddny Lára Emilia Petursdóttir
Scientific career
FieldsCivil Engineer
InfluencesGuðjón Samúelsson

Axel Sveinsson (3 April 1896 - 12 August 1957)[1] was a civil engineer, having received his engineering degree in Copenhagen in 1927.[2] He is noted for having designed several lighthouses in Iceland;[3][4] these include the lighthouses at Hólmsbergsviti,[3] Garðskagi,[5] Þrídrangaviti[6] and Knarrarós.[7] A postage stamp depicting the Vattarnes lighthouse at Reyðarfjörður, which was designed by Axel, was issued in 2013.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Information about Axel Sveinsson Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. ^ Obituary Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ a b View Attraction - Hólmsbergsviti Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ AFREKSVERK FRÁ LIÐINNI ÖLD Retrieved 2102-06-21
  5. ^ Visit Reykjanes Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  6. ^ Þrídrangaviti - Heimaslod Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  7. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  8. ^ Iceland – Lighthouses III Retrieved 2014-07-10.