Jógvan Heinason

Jógvan Heinason (1541–1602) was Lawman (prime minister) of the Faroe Islands from 1572 to 1583.

Jógvan Heinason
Lawman of the Faroe Islands
In office
1572–1583
Preceded byGuttormur Andrasson
Succeeded byÍsak Guttormsson
Personal details
Born1541 (1541)
Died1602 (1603)
NationalityFaroese
RelationsMagnus Heinason (half-brother)
ParentsHeine Havreki (father)
Herborg (mother)

Jógvan Heinason was the son of the Norwegian priest Heine Havreki and a Faroese women, Herborg from Húsavík. The son of Jógvan Heinason's Norwegian step mother, and half brother, was the Faroe Islands' most famous seafarer, Magnus Heinason.

ReferencesEdit

  • G.V.C. Young's textbook Færøerne - fra vikingetiden til reformationen, 1982
  • Løgtingið 150 - Hátíðarrit. Tórshavn 2002, Bind 2, S. 366. (Avsnitt Føroya løgmenn fram til 1816) (PDF-Download)
Political offices
Preceded by
Guttormur Andrasson
Lawman of the Faroe Islands
1572-1583
Succeeded by
Ísak Guttormsson