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Snorri Sturlason

Also Known As: "Snorre Sturlusson"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Staðarhóll, Saurbæ, Dalasýsla, Iceland
Death: Died in Reykholti, Borgarfjardar, Iceland
Cause of death: Murdered by king Håkon Håkonsson
Immediate Family:

Son of Sturla "Hvamm-Sturla" Þórðarson and Guðný Böðvarsdóttir
Husband of Herdis Bersadóttir; Guðrún Hreinsdóttir; Þuríðar Hallsdóttur, (frille); Hallveig Ormsdottir and Oddný
Father of Halbera Snorradóttir; Jon Murti Snorrason, Munkar ("den lille"); Ingibjörg Snorradottir; Órækja Snorresson and Þórdís Snorradóttir
Brother of Gudusonar STURLASON; Vigdís Sturludóttir and Helga Sturludóttir
Half brother of Helga Sturludóttir; Þuríður Sturludóttir; Þórður Sturluson and Sighvatur Sturluson

Occupation: author of the famous Prose Edda, Sagnaritari í Reykholti., Forfatter til Kongesagaerne og Heimskringla, stor statsmand
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About Snorri Sturlason

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.

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.

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Snorri Sturlason's Timeline

Dalasýsla, Iceland
Age 21
Age 21
Rangarvalla, Iceland
Age 26
Age 26
Rangárvalla, Iceland
September 22, 1241
Age 62
Reykholti, Borgarfjardar, Iceland
Rangarvalla, Iceland