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1762 Catherine II becomes Czarina/Russia
1770 Cook discovers New South Wales
1776 America declares independence
1789 Geo. Washington 1st USA president
1789 French Revolution begins
1696 Peter the Great becomes Czar
1700 Britain's american colonies prosper
1707 Union Act unites England/Scotland
1712 Religious warfare in Switzerland
1740 War of Austrian Succession begins
1640 Portugal gains independence/Spain
1642 Civil war England/Scotland/Ireland
1660 Restoration of monarchy, Britain
1665 Great plague of London
1666 Great Fire of London
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 b.         
 d.         
 Magnús Finnbogason
 b.1660
 d.         
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 b.         
 d.         
 Bessi Magnússon
 b.1690
 d.         
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 b.         
 d.         
 Pétur Bessason
 b.1726 Karlskáli, Iceland
 d.1787 Svínaskáli, Iceland
 Þuríður Guðbrandsdóttir
 b.1662
 d.         
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 b.         
 d.         
 Guðlaug Bessadóttir
 b.1730
 d.         
 Not known
 b.         
 d.         
 Kolbeinn Guðmundsson
 b.1673 Áreyjar, Iceland
 d.         
 Not known
 b.         
 d.         
 Margrét Kolbeinsdóttir
 b.1701 Áreyjar, Iceland
 d.         
 Þórólfur Jónsson
 b.1631 Áreyjar, Iceland
 d.         
 Þorbjörg Þórólfsdóttir
 b.1670 Áreyjar, Iceland
 d.         
 Katla Jónsdóttir
 b.1638 Áreyjar, Múlasýsla
 d.