Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

President of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Profession: President of Iceland


Biography: In 1980 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first woman in the world to be elected as head of state in Iceland. She was re-elected three times before retiring in 1996. Although the position was largely ceremonial, she is credited with raising the profile of Iceland during her time in office.

Prior to her election Finnbogadóttir worked as a theatre director and television presenter of culture and language classes.

Born: April 15, 1930
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
Age: 93 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 1988-06-29 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected the 4th President of Iceland becoming the world's 1st democratically elected female President

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