Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Birth Name: Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson

Place of Birth: Reykjavík, Iceland

Date of Birth: 26 June 1968

Ethnicity: Icelandic

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is an Icelandic historian and lecturer at the University of Iceland. He is the President-elect of Iceland. His middle name, “Thorlacius”, is a maternal family name, while his last name, “Jóhannesson”, is a patronymic.

Guðni’s father, Jóhannes Sæmundsson, was a physical education teacher and coach, who died from cancer. Guðni’s mother, Margrét Thorlacius, is a teacher and journalist, whose last name is a family name.

Guðni’s younger brother is former handball player Patrekur Jóhannesson.

Guðni is married to Eliza Reid, who is Canadian, from Ottawa, Ontario. He was previously married to Elín Haraldsdóttir.

Guðni’s paternal grandfather was Sæmundur Leópold Jóhannesson (the son of Jóhannes Sæmundsson and Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir). Guðni’s great-grandfather Jóhannes was the son of Sæmundur Jóhannesson and Emilia Oktavíana Andrésdóttir. Guðrún was the daughter of Guðmundur Jónsson and Kristín Þóra Pétursdóttir.

Guðni’s paternal grandmother was Sigurveig Kristín Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir (the daughter of Guðmundur Hjaltason and Hólmfríður Margrét Björnsdóttir). Guðni’s great-grandfather Guðmundur was the son of Hjalti Hjaltason and Kristín Jónsdóttir. Guðni’s great-grandmother Margrét was the daughter of Björn Einarsson and Solveig Magnúsdóttir.

Guðni’s maternal grandfather was Guðni Sigmundsson Thorlacíus (the son of Kristján Sigmundur Þorleifsson Thorlacius and Júlíana Guðfinna Guðríður Guðnadóttir). Sigmundur was the son of Þorleifur Ólafsson Thorlacius and Jóhanna Guðbrandsdóttir. Júlíana was the daughter of Guðni Guðnason and Gróa Jóhannesdóttir.

Guðni’s maternal grandmother was Margrét Ólafsdóttir (the daughter of Ólafur Sigurður Guðmundsson and Þórdís Bogadóttir). Ólafur was the son of Guðmundur Sigurðsson and Guðný Jónsdóttir. Þórdís was the daughter of Bogi Sigurðsson and Guðrún Bjarnadóttir.

Sources: News article about Guðni’s father –

Guðni’s paternal grandfather, Sæmundur Leópold Jóhannesson, on the 1920 Icelandic census –

Obituary of Guðni’s paternal grandfather, Sæmundur Leópold Jóhannesson –

Guðni’s paternal great-grandfather, Jóhannes Sæmundsson, on the 1880 Icelandic census –

Guðni’s paternal great-grandmother, Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir, on the 1901 Icelandic census –

Obituary of Guðni’s paternal grandmother, Sigurveig Kristín Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir –

Baptismal record of Guðni’s paternal great-grandfather, Guðmundur Hjaltason –

Baptismal record of Guðni’s paternal great-grandmother, Hólmfríður Margrét Björnsdóttir –

Student directory of Guðni’s mother –

Obituary of Guðni’s maternal grandaunt, Jóhanna Thorlacius –

Guðni’s maternal great-grandfather, Kristján Sigmundur Þorleifsson Thorlacius, on the 1870 Icelandic census –

Guðni’s maternal great-grandmother, Júlíana Guðfinna Guðríður Guðnadóttir, on the 1880 Icelandic census –

Guðni’s maternal grandmother, Margrét Ólafsdóttir, on the 1920 Icelandic census –

Baptismal record of Guðni’s maternal great-grandfather, Ólafur Sigurður Guðmundsson –

Guðni’s maternal great-grandmother, Þórdís Bogadóttir, on the 1890 Icelandic census –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    He is the President-elect of Iceland.

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