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Magnus Vignir Magnusson

Magnus Vignir Magnusson, Icelandic diplomat. Decorated commander first class Icelandic Falcon; Dannebrog (Denmark), White Rose, Lion (Finland), Grand Cross, North Star (Sweden), Order of Merit (Germany), George I (Greece), Homayoun (Iran).

Background

  • Magnusson, Magnus Vignir was born on October 10, 1910 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Magnus and Astridur (Stephensen) Sigurdsson.

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, U. Iceland, 1936. Postgraduate international law Sorbonne, Paris, 1936-1937.

    Career

    • Secretary, Ministry Foreign Affairs Reykjavik, Iceland, 1937-1941, secretary-general, 1951-1956. First secretary Legation, London, England., 1941-1944. Counselor Legation, Washington, 1944-1950.

      Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, 1956-1962. Minister to Iran, Israel, Japan, 1957-1969. Ambassador to Federal Republic Germany, Switzerland, Greece, 1962-1969, to United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, 1969-1971.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Gudrun Sveinsdottir, June 17, 1950. Children: Elin, Anna Gudrun.
    • father: Magnus Sigurdsson
    • mother: Astridur (Stephensen) Sigurdsson
    • spouse: Anna Gudrun Sveinsdottir
    • children: Elin Magnusson
    • Anna Gudrun Magnusson
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    Born October 10, 1910
    Died April 4, 1971
    (aged 60)
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