Jón Guðmundsson (1)

Jón Guðmundsson (is.)
Gudmundsson, Jon (en.)
b. 1574
d. 1658
Nationality: Icelandic
Jón was a layman who was also known as Jón lærði (i.e. "the learned"). He was a scribe, poet, and scholar. He made a copy of the Gylfaginning section of Edda manuscript now known as DG 11 4to before Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson sent it to Denmark in 1639. The copy that Jón made became known as Marsh. 114 when it was acquired by the manuscript collector Thomas Marshall and taken to Oxford in 1690.

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