Iceland: Heads of State: 1944-2016

Forseti Íslands | President of Iceland [1]
17 Jun 1944 - 25 Jan 1952 Sveinn Björnsson
Handhafar valds Forseta Íslands | Holders of the authority of the President of Iceland
25 Jan 1952 - 31 Jul 1952 Steingrímur Steinþórsson
25 Jan 1952 - 31 Jul 1952 Jón Pálmason [2]
25 Jan 1952 - 31 Jul 1952 Jón Ásbjörnsson
Forseti Íslands | President of Iceland [1]
1 Aug 1952 - 31 Jul 1968 Ásgeir Ásgeirsson
1 Aug 1968 - 31 Jul 1980 Kristján Eldjárn Þórarinsson
1 Aug 1980 - 31 Jul 1996 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
1 Aug 1996 - 31 Jul 2016 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
1 Aug 2016 - Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson

[1] The Constitution of Iceland of 1944 refers to the office both as President of Iceland (Forseti Íslands) and President of the Republic (Forseti lýðveldisins).
[2] In his capacity as the President of the United Althingi (Forseti Sameinaðs Alþingis), he "leads their meetings" (stýrir fundum þeirra)
Last updated on: 18 Aug 2016 11:10:25