• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Iceland was a dependency of the Danish Crown, represented by a royal governor (stiftamtman). The independence movement was gaining ground under the leadership of Jón Sigurđsson, the father of the constitution of 1874: the Alpingi of 20 members, suppressed in 1800, had been reinstated in 1843; the Danish trade monopoly, which had nearly ruined Iceland’s economy, had been abolished in 1854. The population was about 64,600.

Lýđveldiđ Ísland


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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