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About Olafur Thordarson, Hvitaskald
Ólafur var launsonur Þórðar Sturlusonar goðorðsmanns á Snæfellsnesi, með Þóru (Jónsdóttur?), talinn fæddur á árabilinu 1210-1212. Hann var albróðir Sturlu Þórðarsonar sagnaritara. Ólafur ólst að hluta upp hjá föðurbróður sínum Snorra Sturlusyni, þar sem hann fékk bestu bóklega menntun sem völ var á. Síðar bjó hann í Hvammi í Hvammssveit, Borg á Mýrum frá 1236, og síðast í Stafholti. Þar rak hann um tíma rithöfunda- og prestaskóla, þar sem meðal annars var kennd málskrúðsfræði. Ólafur var súbdjákn að vígslu
Óláfr Þórðarson was an Icelandic skald and scholar who was born about 1210 and died in 1259. He is usually called Óláfr hvítaskáld ("Olaf the white skald") in contrast to a contemporary skald called Óláfr svartaskáld ("Olaf the black skald"). Óláfr was the paternal nephew of Snorri Sturluson and spent his youth in Snorri's home where he had an important part of his scholarly education. Particular important is his Grammatical Treatise.
After his father's death in 1237, he travelled to Norway, where he stayed with king Haakon IV of Norway and Jarl Skule, before he went to Denmark and its king Valdemar II of Denmark. He probably also visited king Eric XI of Sweden. In 1240, he served as king Haakon's housecarl in the Battle of Oslo.
Back in Iceland, he was the island's lawspeaker from 1252 to 1256. He became a famous skald and composed poems about the three Scandinavian kings, which are partially included in the Knýtlinga saga, which he probably made from material he collected in Denmark.
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Most widely held works by Óláfr Þórðarson
Islands grammatiske litteratur i middelalderen ( Book )
in Icelandic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edda Snorra Sturlusonar, eða Gylfaginníng, Skáldskaparmál og Háttatal by Snorri Sturluson ( Book )
in Icelandic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Snorra-Edda, ásamt Skáldu og þarmeð fylgjandi ritgjörðum by Snorri Sturluson ( Book ) 2 editions published in 1818 in Icelandic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dritte grammatische Abhandlung : der isländische Text nach den Handschriften AM748 I, 4° und Codex Wormianus by Óláfr Þórðarson ( Book ) 2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oláfr Þórđarson Málhljóđa- og málskrúđsrit, grammatisk-retorisk afhandling udgiven af Finnur Jónsson ( Book ) 1 edition published in 1927 in Danish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Málhljóđa-og málskrúđsrit : grammatisk-retorisk afhandling by Óláfr Þórðarson ( Book ) 2 editions published in 1927 in Old Norse and Icelandic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide