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Snorri Sturluson (Sturlason)

Also Known As: "Snorre Sturlasson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stadarholl, Hvanneyri, Eyjafjardar, Iceland
Death: Died in Reykholti, Borgarfjardar, Iceland
Cause of death: Murdered by king Håkon Håkonsson
Immediate Family:

Son of Sturla "Hvamm-Sturla" Þórðarson; Sturli Þórðarson; Guðný Böðvarsdóttir and Gudny Böðvarsdóttir
Husband of Herdis Bersesdotter; Hallveig Ormsdotter; Frille 2; Oddný (unknown) and Frille 1
Father of Órækja Snorresson; Halbera Snorradóttir; Hallbera Snorradóttir; Jon Murti; Þórdís Snorradóttir and 1 other
Brother of Gudusonar STURLASON; Þórður Sturluson; Sighvatur Sturluson; Vigdís Sturludóttir and Helga Sturludóttir
Half brother of Þuríður Sturludóttir

Occupation: author of the famous Prose Edda, Sagnaritari í Reykholti.
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About Snorri Sturluson

Reykholt är en liten ort i västra Island cirka 65 kilometer nordost om huvudstaden Reykjavik i kommunen Borgarbyggð. Orten är känd eftersom den berömda Islänningasagaförfattaren Snorre Sturlasson levde där från 1206 och tills han på uppdrag av norske kung Håkan Håkansson dräptes där år 1241. Anledningen var att Snorre stött Skule Bårdsson under ett uppror mot kungen.

I Reykholt kan man också hitta Islands mest kraftfulla varmvattenskälla, känd under namnet Deildartunguhver, som ger ifrån sig över 200 liter 100-gradigt vatten i sekunden. Detta utnyttjar man både för uppvärmning av omkringliggande samhällen som Akranes och Borgarnes och också för att hålla ett stort antal växthus, där grönsaker odlas för den inhemska marknaden, tempererade.

Snorri Sturluson[1] (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history. For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egils saga.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snorri_Sturluson

As a historian and mythographer, Snorri is remarkable for proposing the theory (in the Prose Edda) that mythological gods begin as human war leaders and kings whose funeral sites develop cults (see euhemerism). As people call upon the dead war leader as they go to battle, or the dead king as they face tribal hardship, they begin to venerate the figure. Eventually, the king or warrior is remembered only as a god. He also proposed that as tribes defeat others, they explain their victory by proposing that their own gods were in battle with the gods of the others.

(for more see Wikipedia)

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See: http://www.snl.no/.nbl_biografi/Snorre_Sturlason/utdypning _____________________________________________ -------------------- Snorri var høvding og en af Islands mægtigste personer i sin tid. Fra 1215 til 1218 og fra 1222 til 1231 var han repræsentant i det islandske Alting, hvor han havde det højeste embede som 'lovsigemand', en lagmand som kunne lovene udenad. Han boede hele tiden på Island bortset fra årene 1218 og 1237, hvor han opholdt sig i Norge.

Forfatter til Kongesagaerne, Heimskringla og Den Yngre Edda. -------------------- http://genealogypage.tripod.com/landnama.html (41)

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Snorri Sturluson's Timeline

1179
1179
Stadarholl, Hvanneyri, Eyjafjardar, Iceland
1199
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Age 20
1200
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Age 21
Island
1200
Age 21
1205
1205
Age 26
ca
1241
September 23, 1241
Age 62
Reykholti, Borgarfjardar, Iceland
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