Føroyar / Færøerne

650 - 825                 Settlement by Celtic monks

825                       Norse conquest

970 - 1280                Republic

1035                      Part of Norway

11 Sep 1380 -             Part of Denmark

1655 - 1708               Granted as a feudal possession of the von Gabel family

06 Mar 1720 - 06 Mar 1775 Administered as part of Iceland

1776 - 1816               Part of Sjaelland county

24 Jan 1814               Danish possession confirmed by Treaty of Kiel

1816                      Separate county of Denmark

12 Apr 1940 - 16 Sep 1945 British occupation

14 Sep 1946               Referendum supports independence by 48%

18 Sep 1946               Independence declared

20 Sep 1946               Independence declaration annulled by Denmark

01 Sep 1948 -             Self government

 

Rulers

800 Grim Kamban

965 Halfgrim

965 Breste Gataskeggi

965 Breine Gataskeggi

1000 Sigmundur Brestisson

1000 Tróndur i Gotu

1000 Leif Ossurson

 

Governors

06 Jan 1655 - 18 Apr 1670 Christoffer von Gabel ........... 1617-1673

18 Apr 1671 - 21 Jun 1708 Frederik von Gabel .............. 1645-1708

16 Apr 1709 - 1715        Jørgen Kristian Klein

16 Apr 1709 - 06 Mar 1720 Rasmus Juel

16 Apr 1709 - 06 Mar 1720 Samuel Pedersen

       1715 - 06 Mar 1720 Didrik Markussen

County Governors

06 Jul 1816 - 01 Jul 1828 Emilius Marius Georgius Løbner .. 1766-1849

01 Jul 1828 - 16 Feb 1830 Ludvig Christian Tillisch ....... 1797-1844

27 Mar 1830 - 15 Apr 1837 Frederik Ferdinand Tillisch ..... 1801-1889

08 Jul 1837 - 31 Dec 1848 Christian Pløyen ................ 1803-1867

01 Jan 1849 - 1862        Carl Emil Dahlerup .............. 1813-1890

1862 - 1871               Peter Holten .................... 1816-1892

1871 - 1885               Hannes Christian Steingrim Finsen 1828-1892

1885 - 1897               Lorens Høyer Buchwaldt .......... 1841-1933

1897 - 1911               Christian Baerentsen ............ 1862-1944

1911 - 1918               Svenning Krag Nielsen Rytter .... 1875-1955

1918 - 1920               Victor Stahlschmidth ............ 1884-1920

1920 - 1929               Elias Olrik ..................... 1885-1975

1929 - 1936               Hjalmar Ringberg ................ 1889-1978

1936 - 1940               Carl Aage Hilbert ............... 1899-1953

High Commissioners

1945 - 1954               Cai A. Vagn-Hansen .............. 1911-1990

1954 - 1961               Niels Elkær-Hansen .............. 1915-2007

1961 - 1971               Mogens Wahl ..................... 1918-1986

1971 - 1981               Leif Groth ...................... 1930-2009

1981 - 1988               Niels Bentsen ................... 1936-2017

1988 - 1995               Bent Klinte ..................... 1939-

       1995 - 31 Oct 2001 Vibeke Larsen ................... 1944-

01 Nov 2001 - 31 Jul 2005 Birgit Kleis .................... 1956-

01 Aug 2005 - 31 Dec 2007 Søren Christensen ............... 1940-

01 Jan 2008 - 15 May 2017 Daniel Michael Knudson .......... 1962-

15 May 2017 -             Lene Moyell Johansen ............ 1968-


 

Prime Ministers

18 Sep      - 20 Sep 1946 Thorstein Petersen .............. 1899-1960

                          (Chairman of the Lagting)

20 Sep 1948 - 15 Dec 1950 Andras Samuelsen ................ 1895-1984

15 Dec 1950 - 08 Jan 1959 Kristian Djurhuns (1st Time) .... 1898-1968

08 Jan 1959 - 04 Jan 1963 Peter Mohr Dam (1st Time) ....... 1908-1967

04 Jan 1963 - 12 Jan 1967 Hákun Djurhuns .................. 1908-1987

12 Jan 1967 - 19 Nov 1968 Peter Mohr Dam (2nd Time)

19 Nov 1968 - 12 Dec 1970 Kristian Djurhuns (2nd Time)

12 Dec 1970 - 05 Jan 1981 Atli Paeturssonur Dam ........... 1932-2005

                          (1st Time)

05 Jan 1981 - 10 Jan 1985 Pauli Ellefsen .................. 1936-2012

10 Jan 1985 - 15 May 1989 Atli Paeturssonur Dam (2nd Time)

18 Jan 1989 - 15 Jan 1991 Jógvan Sundstein ................ 1933-

15 Jan 1991 - 18 Jan 1993 Atli Paeturssonur Dam (3rd Time)

18 Jan 1993 - 15 Sep 1994 Marita Petersen ................. 1940-2001

15 Sep 1994 - 15 May 1998 Edmund Esbern Johannes Joensen .. 1944-

15 May 1998 - 03 Feb 2004 Anfinn Kallsberg ................ 1947-

04 Feb 2004 - 26 Sep 2008 Jóannes Dan Eidesgaard .......... 1951-

26 Sep 2008 - 15 Sep 2015 Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen ......... 1964-

15 Sep 2015 - 16 Sep 2019 Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen .... 1972-

16 Sep 2019 -             Bárdur á Steig Nielsen .......... 1972-


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