The Icelandic Book of Settlements informs us about Hallbjorn Oddsson of
Kidjaberg in the Grimsnes County. He
had asked for the hand of Hallgerdur, the daughter of Tungu-Oddur
Onundarson of Breidabolstadur, married her, and they got along
favourably. They stayed at
Breidabolstadur during the winter, and the next spring Hallbjorn
prepared everything for their move to his estate at Kidjaberg. His wife had changed her mind about leaving her family and
denied to accompany him. He
violently, when she told him, sitting on a chair combing her hair, and
ceased her hair and cut of her head with his sword.
afterwards he and his three companions set off home with his belongings.
The murdered woman’s uncle, Snaebjorn galti Holmsteinsson,
gathered a posse and chased Hallbjorn. He caught up with him on a hill in the western interior,
where they fought. After a
brave defence Hallbjorn and his men were killed.
Shortly afterwards, Snaebjorn galti sailed with Hrolfur and his
crew to explore the area west of Iceland.
They discovered a country where they spent the winter. The next spring Snaebjorn was slain. Presumably Snaebjorn and Hrolfur were the first discoverers
The first Inuit hunters arrived in Greenland.
Eric the red settled in Greenland.
The Nordic people in Greenland
The mysterious disappearance of the
Nordic people in Greenland.
The Englishman Martin Frobisher
discovered Greenland again.
The beginning of whale hunting.
The Norwegian, Hans Egede, arrived
in Greenland. His arrival marks the beginning of Christian
missionary work in Greenland and the Danish settlement there. The
first mission was opened in Nuuk in 1728. Books were imported, but
their distribution and missionary work were extremely
difficult because of the rugged landscape and the size
of the country. In 1921, all the Greenlanders had been
The German petrologist, K.L.
Giesecke, travelled in Greenland.
establishment of the Royal Danish Trading Company in Greenland.
grammar of the Inuit language by Samuel Kleinschmidt was
published in Berlin.
The newspaper Atuagagdliutit was established.
Holm discovered Angmagssalik on his expedition.
Herrnhuter mission came to an end.
Koch and Alfred Wegener traversed the Greenland icecap.
Georgi, F. Loewe and E. Sorge spent the winter on the icecap.
von Gronau was the first to cross the icecap in an airplane.
World Court in Den Haag ruled Greenland a Danish territory
when the Norwegians
disputed their right of ownership.
first US base was built in Greenland.
The trade monopoly of the Royal
Trading Company was abolished.
A new constitution made Greenland a
The vessel Hans Hedtoft sank south
of Greenland with 95 . Ice observations on the ocean
Telephone connections between Greenland and Denmark
Autonomy was acquired.