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Biography Of Gudny Johannesson

Icelandic statesman Gudny Johannesson (Gudni Jóhannesson) was born 26 Jun 1968 in Reykjavik. His father was a sports coach, the mother was engaged in teaching and journalism.

In 1987 he graduated from high school in Reykjavik.

In 1988-1991 he studied history and politics at Warwick University (UK), received a bachelor's degree.

In 1991-1992 studied German at the University of Bonn in Germany, and from 1993 to 1994 – Russian language at the University of Iceland.

In 1997 he received a master's degree in history at the University of Iceland. From 1998 to 1999, he studied history at Oxford University in England, and in 1999 received a master's degree in history.

In 2003 he graduated from the University of London Queen Mary, received the degree of doctor of historical Sciences.

In the years 1988-1998 worked as a reporter, and from 2000 to 2001 was a correspondent for the Icelandic national broadcasting service.

In 1996-1998 he was a teacher part-time, taught modern history at the University of Iceland.

From 2002 to 2003 he held the position of assistant lecturer at the history Department of the University of London Queen Mary.

From 2003 to 2007 – research fellow, Centre for Humanities research at the University of Iceland.

In 2004-2007, he taught at the history Department of the University of Iceland.

In 2007-2010 he was assistant Professor at the Reykjavik University in the departments of law and business.

From 2010 to 2012 he worked as a researcher at the Academy of Reykjavik.

From 2013 to 2016 was an assistant Professor at the Department of history at the University of Iceland.

In 2011-2016 years led the Historical society of Iceland.

The twenty-sixth of June 2016, won the presidential election in Iceland, gaining 39.1 per cent of the vote. Took office August 1, 2016, becoming the sixth President of Iceland.

In 2020, announced his candidacy for the post of the President of Iceland. Scored 92.2 per cent of the votes.

Honorary doctor of the University of London Queen Mary (2017). Honours and awards.

Gudny Johannesson is the author of numerous historical publications and books. From 1992 to 1997 he was engaged in translating the four novels by the American author Stephen king on the Icelandic language.

Gudny Johannesson married for the second time, he had five children.

The material is based on information RIA Novosti and open source