Gudrun Valborg Gudjonsdottir

20 September 1919–2009 (Age 89)
Vík, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life Summary of Gudrun Valborg

When Gudrun Valborg Gudjonsdottir was born on 20 September 1919, in Vík, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, her father, Gudjon Jonsson, was 34 and her mother, Sigridur Bjarnadottir, was 28. She died in 2009, at the age of 90.

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Sigurdur
1910–
Gudrun Valborg Gudjonsdottir
1919–2009

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World Events (3)

1940
Age 21
Iceland is occupied by British troops to prevent German invasion.
1940
Age 21
Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.
1941
Age 22
The United States takes over the defense of Iceland and stations tens of thousands of troops there.

Name Meaning

from an Old Norse female personal name composed of guð ‘god’ + rūn ‘secret lore’. In Norse legend this was the name borne by the heroine of the Volsungasaga, sister of Gunnar and wife of Sigurd, whose destruction she brought about. The name was revived in the second part of the 19th century, and is now also used in Germany and occasionally in the English-speaking world, possibly under the influence of the character Gutrune in Wagner's Götterdämmerung or Gudrun Brangwen, one of the central characters in D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love ( 1920 ), which was made into a film in 1969 .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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