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Torfæus (1636–1719)

Torfeson, Thormodur, also known as Torfæus (tor’fė-son). A Danish historian; born on the isle of Engoe, off the south coast of Iceland, 1636; died in 1719. His principal works, all written in Latin are: ‘History of the Faroe Islands’ (1695); ‘History of the Orkneys’ (1697); ‘Line of the Dynasties and Kings of Denmark’ (1702); ‘History of Old Vinland’ (1705); ‘Ancient Greenland’ (1706); ‘The Historic Trefoil’ (1707); ‘History of Norway’ (4 vols., 1711), his greatest work.