An illustration of Snorri Sturluson by Christian Krogh, for the 1899 edition of the Heimskringla.

Snorri Sturluson is best known for writing the Heimskringla (History of the Kings of Norway). Although scholars debate the accuracy of his sagas, the Heimskringla remains one of the most important sources of Scandinavian history. Snorri was also an Icelandic chieftain and an author of poetry as well as history.

An illustration of Snorri Sturluson by Christian Krogh, for the 1899 edition of the Heimskringla.

Snorri Sturluson is best known for writing the Heimskringla (History of the Kings of Norway). Although scholars debate the accuracy of his sagas, the Heimskringla remains one of the most important sources of Scandinavian history. Snorri was also an Icelandic chieftain and an author of poetry as well as history.

(Source: historymedren.about.com)

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