Arngrímur Jónsson

Alessia Bauer (École Practique de Hautes Études PSL)
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Arngrímur Jónsson lærði (1568-1648) was an Icelandic scholar and humanist. From 1585 to 1589 he studied in Copenhagen, where he had the opportunity to interact with the scholars of his time. Back in Iceland, Arngrímur became the rector of the Latin school at the episcopal seat of Hólar, a position he held until 1598. Later he was the bishop’s representative as episcopal vicar and also became parish priest of Melstaður in northern Iceland. He was twice married and had many children, some of whom were born in his late 70s. Some of his descended used the family name Vídalín.

Arngrímur Jónsson was nicknamed lærði [the learned] and is particularly known for two works, both composed in defense of the image of Iceland, although differing in tone and content. The first, called

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Citation: Bauer, Alessia. "Arngrímur Jónsson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 February 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15098, accessed 04 March 2024.]

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