Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

4th President of Iceland (1980–96) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (Icelandic: [ˈvɪɣtis ˈfɪnpɔɣaˌtouʰtɪr̥] (listen); born 15 April 1930) is an Icelandic politician who served as the fourth president of Iceland from 1980 to 1996. She was the world's first woman who was democratically elected as president.[1] With a presidency of exactly sixteen years, she also remains 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.[2] She is also to-date Iceland's only female president.

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
Vigdis Finnbogadottir in September 1985
4th President of Iceland
In office
1 August 1980  1 August 1996
Prime MinisterGunnar Thoroddsen
Steingrímur Hermannsson
Þorsteinn Pálsson
Davíð Oddsson
Preceded byKristján Eldjárn
Succeeded byÓlafur Ragnar Grímsson
Personal details
Born (1930-04-15) 15 April 1930 (age 92)
Reykjavík, Kingdom of Iceland
Alma materUniversity of Paris
University of Grenoble
University of Copenhagen
University of Iceland