The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Iceland|
|Church||Church of Iceland|
|Elected||29 April 1959|
|Consecration||21 June 1959|
by Ásmundur Guðmundsson
|Born||June 30, 1911|
Efri-Steinsmýri, Meðallandi, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland
|Died||August 28, 2008 (aged 97)|
|Buried||Fossvogskirkjugarður, Reykjavik, Iceland|
|Parents||Einar Sigurfinnsson & Gíslrún Sigurbergsdóttir|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Sigurbjörn Einarsson (30 June 1911 – 28 August 2008) was an Icelandic clergyman and doctor of theology who served as the Bishop of Iceland (head of the Lutheran Church of Iceland) 1959–1981. His son, Karl Sigurbjörnsson, later served as Bishop of Iceland 1998–2012.
Sigurbjörn Einarsson has been referred to as one of the greatest poets in the Icelandic language of his era, and a book of his poems, titled Eigi stjörnum ofar – sálmar og ljóð, was published in 2008.
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