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List of Icelandic rulers

Rulers of Iceland from 1262 to 1944, including the following:

Iceland was settled in the late 9th and early 10th centuries, principally by people of Norwegian and other Scandinavian origin. In 930, the ruling chiefs established a republican constitution and an assembly called the Althing - the oldest parliament in the world. Iceland remained independent until 1262, when it entered into a treaty which established a union with the Norwegian monarchy. It passed to Denmark in the late 14th century when Norway and Denmark were united under the Danish crown.


See also: List of Presidents of Iceland, List of Prime Ministers of Iceland, List of Norwegian monarchs, List of Danish monarchs, List of Swedish monarchs, Lists of incumbents

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