Bjarni is an Icelandic male given name and may refer to:

Word/nameOld Norse
Region of originIceland
Other names
Related namesBjarne, Björn

See also

1987 Norwegian Football Cup

Bryne won the Norwegian Cup after beating Brann 1-0. The goal scorer for Bryne was Kolbjørn Ekker, who scored in the 104th minute. Knut Arild Løberg of Brann got the only yellow card. 23080 spectators attended the game at Ullevaal Stadion. This was the first Norwegian Cup in Bryne's history. Bjarne Berntsen captained Bryne to the victory against Brann. Before the match, he said: "I hope the best team win... against Brann!" Kjell Nordby of Rygge was the referee.

Bryne's winning team: Lars Gaute Bø, Kolbjørn Ekker, Bjørn Gulden (Geir Giljarhus 100), Leif Rune Salte, Roar Pedersen, Hugo Hansen, Tor Fosse, Paal Fjeldstad, Arne Larsen Økland, Børre Meinseth, Jan Madsen and (Paul Folkvord 115).

Brann's team: Bjarni Sigurdsson, Hans Brandtun, Per Egil Ahlsen, Jan Halvor Halvorsen, Redouane Drici (Per Hilmar Nybø 91), Erik Solér, Arne Møller, Lars Moldestad (Knut Arild Løberg 64), Odd Johnsen, Halvor Storskogen and Trond Nordeide.

2017 Icelandic Cup

The 2017 Icelandic Cup, also known as Borgunarbikar for sponsorship reasons, was the 58th edition of the Icelandic national football cup. The winners were ÍBV after beating FH 1-0 in the final.

2017 Icelandic parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 28 October 2017. On 15 September 2017, the three-party coalition government collapsed after the departure of Bright Future over a scandal involving Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's father writing a letter recommending a convicted paedophile have his "honour restored". Bjarni subsequently called for a snap election, which was officially scheduled for 28 October 2017 following the dissolution of the Althing.

Though many opinion polls in the run-up to the election indicated an increase in support for the Left-Green Movement, the Independence Party retained its position as the Althing's largest party. Following the election, four-party coalition talks led by the Left-Greens ensued; however, after the Progressive Party rejected the possibility, a three-party coalition led by the Left-Greens including the Independence Party and Progressive Party was negotiated. After formally receiving the mandate to form a coalition on 28 November, Left-Green leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir was designated Prime Minister to lead the new government on 30 November.

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1908)

Bjarni Benediktsson (30 April 1908 – 10 July 1970) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 14 November 1963 to 10 July 1970. His father, Benedikt Sveinsson (1877–1954), was a leader in the independence movement in Iceland and a member of the Althingi from 1908 to 1931.

Bjarni studied constitutional law and became a professor at the University of Iceland at the age of only 24. He was elected to the city council in Reykjavík in 1934 as a member of the Independence Party and from 1940 to 1947 was mayor of the city.

In 1947 he became Foreign Minister and served in various posts in cabinets until 1956. Bjarni was mainly responsible for Iceland joining NATO in 1949, against significant opposition, and for giving the United States Air Force a lease on Keflavík Airport near Reykjavík, which was of major strategic importance during the Cold War.Bjarni was caricatured by the Nobel prize winning writer Halldór Laxness in his 1948 play Atómstöðin (The Atom Station).In 1956, when the left-wing parties formed a coalition government, Bjarni, out of office, became editor of Morgunblaðið, a leading conservative newspaper.

In 1959, when the Independence Party formed a coalition government with the Social Democrats, Bjarni became Minister of Justice. Two years later he was elected chairman of the Independence Party and in 1963 he took over from Ólafur Thors as Prime Minister. He served in this position until his death, which was caused by a fire at a government summer house at Þingvellir; his wife and grandson also perished in the blaze.

Bjarni was the father of Björn Bjarnason and Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, as well as the father-in-law of Vilmundur Gylfason. Bjarni was the great-uncle of his namesake Bjarni Benediktsson, who became Prime Minister in January 2017.

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970)

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 26 January 1970), known colloquially as Bjarni Ben, is an Icelandic politician, who served as Prime Minister from January 2017 to November 2017. He has been the leader of the Icelandic Independence Party since 2009, and previously served as Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 2013 to 2017.

Bjarni Friðriksson

Bjarni Friðriksson (born 29 May 1956) is a retired Icelandic judoka. At the 1984 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the men's half heavyweight (95 kg) category, together with Günther Neureuther of West Germany. He remains the most successful Icelandic judoka to date. He also competed at the 1980, 1988 and the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Bjarni Guðjónsson

Bjarni Eggerts Guðjónsson (born on 26 February 1979) is an Icelandic former footballer, who was last manager of KR.

He has played in Belgium, England and Germany and has two brothers who have also played professional football, Þórður and Jóhannes. All three played together at Genk. He is also the son of former footballer and now manager Guðjón Þórðarson.

Bjarni Harðarson

Bjarni Harðarson (born 25 December 1961 in Arnýjarhús, Hveragerði) is a bookseller, novelist, and former MP from the Icelandic Progressive Party.

Bjarni Herjólfsson

Bjarni Herjólfsson (fl. 10th century) was a Norse-Icelandic explorer who is believed to be the first known European discoverer of the mainland of the Americas, which he sighted in 986.

Bjarni Jónsson

Bjarni Jónsson (February 15, 1920 – September 30, 2016) was an Icelandic mathematician and logician working in universal algebra, lattice theory, model theory and set theory. He was emeritus distinguished professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University and the honorary editor in chief of Algebra Universalis. He received his PhD in 1946 at UC Berkeley under supervision of Alfred Tarski.Jónsson's Lemma as well as several mathematical objects are named after him, among them Jónsson algebras, ω-Jónsson functions, Jónsson cardinals, Jónsson terms, Jónsson–Tarski algebras and Jónsson–Tarski duality.

In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Bjarni Sigurðsson

Bjarni Sigurðsson (born 16 October 1960) is an Icelandic former international footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He won 41 caps for the Iceland national football team between 1980 and 1991. He started his career with Keflavik ÍF before joining ÍA in 1979. In 1984, Bjarni was awarded club sportsman of the year by ÍA. After spending five years in Akranes, he moved to Norway to sign for SK Brann. Bjarni went on to make 86 league appearances for Brann before returning to Iceland with Valur in 1989. He had a second spell with Brann during the 1994 season, playing 19 games in total. In September 1994 he conceded nine goals in the defeat to Rosenborg BK, but was still said to have played well throughout the match. He signed for Stjarnan in 1995 and played three seasons with the club, making 34 league appearances, before retiring from football in 1997.In November 2007, Bjarni was appointed goalkeeping coach for the Iceland national team.

Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth's atmosphere.

Bjarni Viðarsson

Bjarni Þór Viðarsson (born 5 March 1988) is an Icelandic footballer playing for Icelandic club FH as a midfielder.

He has represented his country at under 16, 17, 18, 19 and 21 levels, and recently received his first full international call up.

Bjarni Ólafur Eiríksson

Bjarni Ólafur Eiríksson (born 28 March 1982) is an Icelandic football defender who plays for and vice-captains Icelandic side Valur.

He signed for Stabæk Fotball, 2008 winner of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in February 2010 after one week on trial. Stabæk manager Jan Jönsson was highly impressed by the strong left footed defender. After the 2012 season, he rejected having his contract renewed. He rejoined local team Valur before the 2013 season.He made 21 caps for the Iceland national football team.

Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson

This article is about the cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1908), which governed from 1963 to 1970. For the present Icelandic cabinet, please see Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson (2017).The Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson in Iceland was formed 14 November 1963. It dissolved 10 July 1970 due to the death of the Prime Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, who was killed in a house fire the night before along with his wife and grandson.

Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson (2017)

The Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson was formed on 11 January 2017, following the 2016 parliamentary election. The cabinet was led by Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party, who served as Prime Minister of Iceland.

The cabinet was a coalition government consisting the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future. Together they held 32 of the 63 seats in the Parliament of Iceland and served as a majority government. In the cabinet, there were eleven ministers where six were from the Independence Party, three were from the Reform Party and two were from Bright Future.

Independence Party (Iceland)

The Independence Party (Icelandic: Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) is a liberal-conservative and Eurosceptic political party in Iceland. It is currently the largest party in the Althing, with 16 seats. The chairman of the party is Bjarni Benediktsson. The secretary of the party is Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

It was formed in 1929 through a merger of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party. This united the two parties advocating the dissolution of the Union of Denmark and Iceland; dissolution was achieved in 1944, during the German occupation of Denmark. From 1929, the party won the largest share of the vote in every election until the 2009 election, when it fell behind the Social Democratic Alliance. Until Bjarni took the leadership after the 2009 defeat, every Independence Party leader has also held the office of Prime Minister. Since 2013, the Independence Party has joined the coalition government.

The Independence Party broadly encompasses all centre-right thought in Iceland. Economically liberal and opposed to interventionism, the party is supported most strongly by fishermen and high-earners, particularly in Reykjavík. It supports Icelandic membership of NATO but opposes the idea of joining the European Union (EU). It is a member of the International Democrat Union and it joined the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) in November 2011, a centre-right Eurosceptic European political party.

NASA Astronaut Group 17

NASA Astronaut Group 17, (the Penguins), were chosen by NASA in 1998. The group of 32 candidates included eight pilots, 17 mission specialists, and seven international mission specialists who become NASA astronauts. They began training in August 1998.

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson (born 20 April 1962) is an Icelandic politician, who was the Prime Minister of Iceland from April 2016 to January 2017. He is the chairman of the Progressive Party.

Sigurður was appointed as the Prime Minister on 7 April 2016 following the resignation of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson in the wake of revelations contained in the Panama Papers. He was elected as chairman of the Progressive Party on 2 October that year, narrowly ahead of incumbent chairman Sigmundur Davíð.On 30 October 2016, due to the results of the parliamentary election held the previous day on 29 October 2016, Jóhannsson announced his pending resignation as Prime Minister.. He officially left office on 11 January 2017 and was succeeded by Bjarni Benediktsson.

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