17 ožujka 2010

Iceland 50 kronur (P#49), L1961 (1981)

Guðbrandur Þorláksson or Gudbrandur Thorlaksson (1541 – July 20, 1627) was a mathematician, cartographer and bishop in Hólar, Iceland. He studied at the cathedral school in Hólar and then at the University of Copenhagen, and was successively rector of the school at Skálholt, minister at Breiðabólstaður and bishop of Hólar from 1571 until his death on July 20, 1627.

During his time as bishop, Guðbrandur edited and published at least 80 books, including the Bible in Icelandic and the Icelandic Lawbook or legal code. He is also noted for having drawn the first good map of Iceland, in 1590. He had at least one child, a daughter named Steinunn, born in 1571 to Guðrún Gísladóttir.

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