Individual Notes

Note for:   Ólöf Vilhjįlmsdóttir,   (ABOUT)1120 - ??         Index

Residence:   
     Place:   Sturlunga


Individual Notes

Note for:   Ingibjörg Žorgeirsdóttir,   (ABOUT)1120 - (ABOUT)1160         Index

Occupation:   housewife at Hvammi, m.k.Sturlu


Individual Notes

Note for:   Žóršur Sturluson,   1165 - 10 APRIL 1237         Index

Occupation:   Gošoršsmašur (community leader) and djįkn (deacon) at Staš at Ölduhrygg, Snęfellsnes, Iceland

Occupation:   chieftain of the house Sturlunga


Individual Notes

Note for:   Gušrśn Bjarnadóttir,   (POSSIBLY)1165 - ??         Index

Occupation:   housewife at noršan

Birth Note: Source:    Vestf.ę.I



Individual Notes

Note for:   Not known,   ?? - ??         Index

DESI    Had one child with this wife.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Oddnż x,   (POSSIBLY)1180 - ??         Index

DESI    barnsmóšir Snorra



Individual Notes

Note for:   Hallveig Ormsdóttir,   (ABOUT)1199 - 25 JULY 1241         Index

Occupation:   housewife at Breišabólstaš

Birth Note: Source:    Ķ.saga.I

Death Note: Source:    Ķ.saga.I

DESI Source Note:    Ķ.saga.I

DESI    Įtti nokkur börn meš Snorra, en ekkert žeirra lifši.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Helga Sturludóttir,   (ABOUT)1180 - ??         Index

Residence:   

Birth Note: Source:    Sturlunga



Individual Notes

Note for:   Sölmundur "austmašur",   (ABOUT)1180 - ??         Index

Residence:   

Birth Note: Source:    Sturlunga



Individual Notes

Note for:   Vigdķs Sturludóttir,   (ABOUT)1180 - ??         Index

Occupation:   housewife at Flatey at Breišafirši.

Birth Note: Source:    Sturlunga



Individual Notes

Note for:   Gellir Žorsteinsson,   (ABOUT)1175 - ??         Index

Occupation:   farmer at Flatey at Breišafirši.

Birth Note: Source:    Sturlunga

DESI Source Note:    Sturlunga

DESI    Einnig nefndur Gellir Steinsson ķ Sturlungu



Individual Notes

Note for:   Žóršur Gilsson,   (ABOUT)1075 - (ABOUT)1150         Index

Occupation:   Goši (Chief) at Stašarfell ķ Dölum

DESI    tók viš Gošorši Sturlunga eftir Mįna-Ljót

DESI    The Sturlungs (Icelandic: Sturlungar) were a powerful family clan in medieval mid-13th century Iceland, in the time of the Icelandic Commonwealth. Their story is partly told in Sturlunga saga.

The Sturlungs were extremely wealthy and influential. So influential, in fact, that a whole period of Icelandic history, Sturlungaöld ("The Age of the Sturlungs") bears their name. They controlled Western Iceland, the Westfjords and North Eastern Iceland.
The patriarch of the Sturlungs was Sturla Žóršarson, whom scholars believe was born around 1115 A.D. He inherited his Gošorš (domain, realm or area of influence) from his father Žóršur Gilsson. Sturla quarrelled extensively with Einar Žorgilsson of Stašarhóll and many other chieftains. Jón Loftsson, a well-respected man, mediated in one of these disputes. Consequently, he was entrusted with the upbringing of Sturla's son Snorri Sturluson, who was to become the most influential of the Sturlungs, and certainly the most famous due to his literary endeavours. Snorri had two brothers, Žóršur Sturluson and Sighvatur Sturluson.

The descendants of Sturla played an important role in the Sturlungaöld civil war that brought the Icelandic Commonwealth under the control of Haakon IV of Norway, most notably his sons Snorri and Sighvatur, and Sighvatur's son Žóršur "The Jackal" Sighvatsson. Another notable Sturlung was Sturla Žóršarson, son of Žóršur Sturluson, who fought with Žóršur "The Jackal". He wrote Ķslendinga saga, the longest part of Sturlunga saga, and Hįkonar saga gamla, the story of Haakon IV of Norway. Some scholars also attribute to him the authorship of Kristni saga and a transcript of Landnįma.

The writing of the Icelandic sagas began with the Sturlungs, and many (if not most) of those written before 1280 were their work, or written at their behest.