1614–1674

Introduction

Born: 1614, prob­ab­ly in Gröf, Ska­ga­fjör­ður, Ice­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 27, 1674, Saur­bær, Hval­fjör­ður, Ice­land, of le­pro­sy.

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Biography

Hallgrímur grew up in Hó­lar, where his fa­ther was a bell ring­er, and his cou­sin Guð­bran­dur Þor­láks­son was re­si­dent bi­shop.

As a young man, he tra­veled to Eur­ope, and event­u­al­ly at­tend­ed the sem­ina­ry at the Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our La­dy) in Co­pen­hag­en.

Seven years af­ter re­turn­ing to Ice­land, Hall­grí­mur was ap­point­ed min­is­ter at Hvals­nes. He showed him­self a skill­ful preach­er. and in 1651, he was re­ass­igned to Saur­bær in Hval­fjör­ður, ser­ving there the rest of his life.

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