Bragi Ólafsson

by Manila on October 3, 2016

Place of Birth: Reykjavik, Iceland

Date of Birth: 11 August, 1962

Ethnicity: Icelandic

Bragi Ólafsson is an Icelandic musician and writer. He is known as the bassist for the Icelandic alternative rock band The Sugarcubes. Other members of the band were Sigtryggur Baldursson and Einar Örn Benediktsson.

Bragi is the son of Ólafur Stefánsson and Soffía Mary Sigurjónsdóttir. He is married to Sigrún Pálsdóttir.

Bragi’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced to his fifth great-grandfather, Gunnar Magnússon.

Bragi’s paternal grandfather was Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson (the son of Stefán Ágúst Oddsson and Ólöf Árnadóttir). Bragi’s grandfather Stefán was the Prime Minister of Iceland, from 4 February, 1947 to 6 December, 1949. Bragi’s great-grandfather Stefán was the son of Oddur Jónsson and Arnbjörg Sigurðardóttir. Ólöf was the daughter of Árni Árnason and Kristín Jónasdóttir.

Bragi’s paternal grandmother was Helga Björnsdóttir Ólafs (the daughter of Björn Ólafsson Ólafs and Valgerður Guðmundsdóttir). Björn was the son of Ólafur Guðmundsson and Anna Björnsdóttir. Valgerður was the daughter of Guðmundur Einarsson and Kristín Ólafsdóttir.

Bragi’s maternal grandfather was Sigurjón Sigurðsson (the son of Sigurður Sveinsson and Helga Sigríður Árnadóttir). Bragi’s great-grandfather Sigurður was the son of Sveinn Sigurðsson and Sigríður Sigurðsdóttir. Helga was the daughter of Árni Brandsson and Sigríður Sigurðsdóttir.

Bragi’s maternal grandmother was Sigrún Sturlaugsdóttir (the daughter of Sturlaugur Jón Einarsson and Rannveig Steinunn Bjarnadóttir). Sturlaugur was the son of Einar Oddsson and Guðrún Sturlaugsdóttir. Rannveig was the daughter of Bjarni Kristjánsson and Guðrún Gísladóttir.

Bragi’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Ragnheiður Snorradóttir.

Sources: Obituary of Bragi’s father – http://www.mbl.is

Genealogy of Bragi’s paternal grandfather, Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson – http://genealogy14.tripod.com

Baptismal record of Bragi’s paternal great-grandmother, Ólöf Árnadóttir – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Bragi’s paternal great-grandmother, Valgerður Guðmundsdóttir – https://familysearch.org

Bragi’s paternal great-grandmother, Valgerður Guðmundsdóttir, on the 1890 Icelandic census – http://manntal.is

Genealogy of Bragi’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Bragi’s maternal great-grandmother, Rannveig Steinunn Bjarnadóttir – http://timarit.is

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