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Hannes Hafstein Biography | Poet

Hannes Hafstein Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Hannes Hafstein. This short biogrpahy feature on Hannes Hafstein will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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Hannes Þórður Pétursson Hafstein (4 December 1861 – 13 December 1922) was an Icelandic politician and poet. In 1904 he became the first Icelander to be appointed to the Danish Cabinet as the Minister for Iceland in the Cabinet of Deuntzer and was – unlike the previous Minister for Iceland Peter Adler Alberti – responsible to the Icelandic Althing .