Snorri Sturluson (Snorri Sturluson)( Icelandic historian, poet and statesman.)
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Biography Snorri Sturluson (Snorri Sturluson)
Born in west Iceland. Rhode Snorri distinguished nobility and ambition, and in the first half of the 13. his relatives were trying to come to power, but lost to opponents, speaking in alliance with the Norwegian King Haakon IV. Snorri grew in Oddi, cultural center in the south of Iceland. He studied law, poetry and history. Became a local ruler. Was killed in Reykyaholte September 22, 1241.
Snorri - author of two outstanding works of Icelandic literature - Younger Edda and Heimskringla. Written a poem praising at least three kings of Norway, but are preserved only a small part in the Edda. Heimskringla contains historical information that Snorri collecting, traveling to Norway and Gotland in 1218-1220. Perhaps he belongs and Saga Egils devoted to his famous predecessor - skald Egil Skallagrimssonu.
Body sagas Heimskringla, which describes the history of the kings of Norway from about 6. to 1177, was created in about 1225-1230. Initially, the material of several early chronicles, mostly legendary, Snorri wrote the Saga of the king - St. Olaf Haraldsson. This saga has become the central and most important part of the Heimskringla. Later it was added to the beginning and end, which describes the life of kings before and after Olaf. Treatment Sturluson early history of Norway dominated in most of Norway up to 20 in. Heimskringla played an important role in the formation of the Norwegian romantic nationalism 19.