Gudrun Valborg Gudjonsdottir

Brief Life History of Gudrun Valborg

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

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Gudrun Valborg Gudjonsdottir

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Iceland is occupied by British troops to prevent German invasion.


Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.


The Treaty of Union with Denmark runs out, with Denmark still occupied by Nazi Germany.

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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