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This poet, whose name may be said to lead the company of those whose writings have marked the Icelandic literary revival of the nineteenth century, 17 was born in the year 1835. He graduated from the Reykjavik College in 1863, and from the Theological Seminary two years later. He was ordained in 1867, and was for some time in charge of Akureyri, the metropolis of the North. He is still living as a pastor emeritus.

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