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The King of Iceland for One Summer

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

What do the Dog Days of Summer and a temporary King of Iceland have in common?

In the summer of 1809, the Danish adventurer, Jörgen Jörgenson (1780-1841) and a British merchant ship crew sailed to Iceland. Upon landing, they were unable to trade or sell their goods in Iceland according to the 30-year-old Danish Governor of Iceland, Frederich, the Count of Trampe.