Sigurbjörn Einarsson

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The Right Reverend
Sigurbjörn Einarsson
Bishop of Iceland
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Church Church of Iceland
Diocese Iceland
Elected 29 April 1959
In office 1959-1981
Retired 1981
Predecessor Ásmundur Guðmundsson
Successor Pétur Sigurgeirsson
Orders
Consecration 21 June 1959
Personal details
Born (1911-06-30)30 June 1911
Efri-Steinsmýri, Meðallandi, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland
Died 28 August 2008(2008-08-28) (aged 97)
Reykjavik, Iceland
Buried Fossvogskirkjugarður, Reykjavik, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Denomination Lutheran
Parents Einar Sigurfinnsson & Gíslrún Sigurbergsdóttir
Spouse Magnea Þorkelsdóttir
Children 8
Alma mater Uppsala University

Sigurbjörn Einarsson (30 June 1911 – 28 August 2008) was an Icelandic clergyman and doctor of theology who served as the Bishop of Iceland (head of the Lutheran Church of Iceland) 1959–1981. His son, Karl Sigurbjörnsson, later served as Bishop of Iceland 1998–2012.

Sigurbjörn Einarsson has been referred to as one of the greatest poets in the Icelandic language of his era, and a book of his poems, titled Eigi stjörnum ofar – sálmar og ljóð, was published in 2008.

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