1614 – 1674
Who was Hallgrímur Pétursson?
Hallgrímur Pétursson was one of Iceland's most famous poets and a minister at Hvalneskirkja and Saurbær in Hvalfjörður. The Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík and the Hallgrímskirkja in Saurbær are named after him. He was one of the most influential pastors during the Age of Orthodoxy. Because of his contributions to Lutheran hymnody, he is sometimes called the Icelandic Paul Gerhardt.
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