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biographical name\ˈsnȯr-ē-ˈstər-lə-sən, ˌsnär-\
Definition of SNORRI STURLUSON
1179–1241 Icelandic statesman & hist.
biographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
(born 1179, Icelanddied Sept. 22, 1241, Reykjaholt) Icelandic poet, historian, and chieftain. Of an influential family, Snorri became the lawspeaker, or president, of the Icelandic high court and a vassal of King Haakon IV of Norway. He was the author of the Prose Edda and the Heimskringla, a history of Norwegian kings. His writings are remarkable for their scope and formal assurance; his genius lay in his power to present all that he perceived as a historian with the immediacy of drama. His relations with Haakon deteriorated, and he was assassinated on the king's order.