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 Snorri Sturluson

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Snorri Sturluson Famous memorial

Birth
Iceland
Death
23 Sep 1241 (aged 61–62)
Iceland
Burial
Reykholt, Vesturland, Iceland
Memorial ID
22962296 View Source

Early Icelandic Writer, Poet, and Historian. Snorri is the son of Sturla Thordarson and Gudny Boedvarsdóttir. At the age of three, Snorri was sent to Oddi, Iceland where he lived and studied with Chief Jon Loftsson. He is the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which contains Gylfaginning (the fooling of Gylfi), The Skáldskaparmál (a book of poetic language), and the Háttatal (a list of verse forms). He also wrote Heimskringla (a history of the Norwegian Kings), the first part of which is The Ynglinga saga. It tells the story of the House of Ynglings. Heimskringla remains one of the most important sources of early Scandinavian history. Snorri is also thought to be the author of Egils Saga. Snorri Sturluson was assassinated in the cellar of his own house at Reykholt, Iceland in the Autumn of 1241. He was killed by the instigation of the King of Norway, as the result of political intrigue. It is said he was murdered by Árni beiskur or Árni the Bitter. It is also said that his last words were "Eigi skal höggva!" (You shall not strike). In Reykholt on the old Snorri Sturluson farm, there is an old pool with a graveyard next to it. In it is a marker with the name "Sturlungareitur". It is believed Snorri and some of his family are buried there. Bio by: Craft.

Early Icelandic Writer, Poet, and Historian. Snorri is the son of Sturla Thordarson and Gudny Boedvarsdóttir. At the age of three, Snorri was sent to Oddi, Iceland where he lived and studied with Chief Jon Loftsson. He is the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which contains Gylfaginning (the fooling of Gylfi), The Skáldskaparmál (a book of poetic language), and the Háttatal (a list of verse forms). He also wrote Heimskringla (a history of the Norwegian Kings), the first part of which is The Ynglinga saga. It tells the story of the House of Ynglings. Heimskringla remains one of the most important sources of early Scandinavian history. Snorri is also thought to be the author of Egils Saga. Snorri Sturluson was assassinated in the cellar of his own house at Reykholt, Iceland in the Autumn of 1241. He was killed by the instigation of the King of Norway, as the result of political intrigue. It is said he was murdered by Árni beiskur or Árni the Bitter. It is also said that his last words were "Eigi skal höggva!" (You shall not strike). In Reykholt on the old Snorri Sturluson farm, there is an old pool with a graveyard next to it. In it is a marker with the name "Sturlungareitur". It is believed Snorri and some of his family are buried there. Bio by: Craft.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Craft
  • Added: 17 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 22962296
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22962296/snorri-sturluson: accessed ), memorial page for Snorri Sturluson (1179–23 Sep 1241), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22962296, citing Reykholtskirkja, Reykholt, Vesturland, Iceland; Maintained by Find a Grave .