Sigurbjörn Einarsson

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The Right Reverend

Sigurbjörn Einarsson
Bishop of Iceland
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ChurchChurch of Iceland
DioceseIceland
Elected29 April 1959
In office1959-1981
Retired1981
PredecessorÁsmundur Guðmundsson
SuccessorPétur Sigurgeirsson
Orders
Consecration21 June 1959
by Ásmundur Guðmundsson
Personal details
Born(1911-06-30)June 30, 1911
Efri-Steinsmýri, Meðallandi, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland
DiedAugust 28, 2008(2008-08-28) (aged 97)
Reykjavik, Iceland
BuriedFossvogskirkjugarður, Reykjavik, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
DenominationLutheran
ParentsEinar Sigurfinnsson & Gíslrún Sigurbergsdóttir
SpouseMagnea Þorkelsdóttir
Children8
Alma materUppsala 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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