Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Politician

1930 –

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Who is Vigdís Finnbogadóttir?

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is an Icelandic politician who served as the fourth President of Iceland from 1980 to 1996. In addition to being both Iceland and Europe's first female president, she was the world's first democratically elected female head of state. With a presidency of exactly sixteen years, she also remains the longest-serving, elected female head of state of any country to date. Currently, she is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and a Member of the Club of Madrid.

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Born
Apr 15, 1930
Reykjavik
Also known as
  • Vigdis Finnbogadottir
Ethnicity
  • Icelanders
Nationality
  • Iceland
Profession
Education
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Paris
  • University of Iceland
Employment
  • President, Iceland
    (1980 - 1996)
  • UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, UNESCO

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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