How A Danish Sailor Went From Explorer to Icelandic King

Jørgen Jørgensen (Public domain)

In 1799, Jørgen Jørgensen, the son of a prominent Danish watchmaker, did what many men in his day did and decided to seek out his fortunes at sea. Against the backdrop of the American and French revolutions, Jørgensen began serving as a sailor on various ships around the world. In…

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