Einar Hannesson

about 1745–
Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life of Einar

When Einar Hannesson was born about 1745, in Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, his father, Hannes Hoskuldsson, was 33 and his mother, Groa Eiriksdottir, was 21.

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Hannes Hoskuldsson
Groa Eiriksdottir
Einar Hannesson

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World Events (3)


Age 38

Volcanic eruptions in occur ruining the land which led to the starvation of animals and approx 25% of the Icelandic people.

Age 55

The Althing was abolished by the Danish king.

Age 69

Norway enters union with Sweden. Iceland remains under Danish rule.

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