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Sturla Thordarson

Icelandic: Sturla Þórðarson
Also Known As: "Sturli"
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Birthplace: Stadurolduhry, Ölduhrygg, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
Death: Died in Iceland
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Son of Þórður Sturluson and Þóra “Yngri” Bjarnadóttir
Husband of Helga Þórðardóttir
Father of Gudny STURLADOTTIR; Ingibjörg Sturludóttir; Thordur STURLASON and Snorri Sturluson
Brother of Guttormur Thordarson, "kollur"; Olafur Thordarson, Hvitaskald; Böðvar Þórðarson; Halla Þórðardóttir; Thordur Thordarson and 3 others

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About Sturla Thordarson

Sturla Þórðarson (1214–1284) was an Icelandic politician/chieftain and writer of sagas and contemporary history during the 13th century.

Sturla was the son of Þórður Sturluson and his mistress Þóra, and grandson of Sturla Þórðarson the elder. He was a nephew and pupil of the famous saga-writer Snorri Sturluson. He fought alongside Þórður kakali Sighvatsson during the Age of the Sturlungs.

He is best known for writing Íslendinga saga, the longest saga within Sturlunga saga, and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, the story of Haakon IV of Norway. He also wrote a saga of Haakon's son, Magnus the lawmender (Magnúss saga lagabœtis), of which only fragments have survived. Some scholars also believe him to have written Kristni saga and Sturlubók, a transcript of Landnáma. He is moreover listed in Skáldatal as the court skald of the Swedish ruler Birger Jarl.

Sturla was appointed law speaker over all of Iceland for a brief period after the dissolution of the Icelandic Commonwealth, and wrote the law book Járnsíða.

His brother was Ólafur Þórðarson hvítaskáld.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturla_%C3%9E%C3%B3r%C3%B0arson


"Sagnarritari, skjald og lögsögumadur 1251, lögmadur land allt 1272-6, nordan og vestan 1277-82. Bjo lengstum a Stadarholi i Saurbæ. launsonur Thordar"

"Sagnarritari" (sagn-sekretær) betyder måske den, der nedskriver sagn.

Sturla Tordarson, även Sturla Tordsson eller Sturla Þórðarson (hans isländska namnform), född 1214, död 1284, var en isländsk hövding, lagman, historiker och skald, samt bror till Olaf Tordsson och brorson till Snorre Sturlasson. Han är känd för att ha skrivet bland annat Håkon Håkonssons saga, Íslendinga saga, och den delvis bevarade Magnus Lagabötes saga.

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Sturla Thordarson's Timeline

1214
July 29, 1214
Ölduhrygg, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
1240
1240
Age 25
Saelingdalstunga, Dala, Iceland
1240
Age 25
Saelingdalstunga, Dala, Iceland
1242
1242
Age 27
Saelingdalstunga, Dala, Iceland
1244
1244
Age 29
Saelingdalstunga, Dala, Iceland
1284
July 30, 1284
Age 70
Iceland