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Ari fróði (Thorgilsson) Þorgilsson (abt. 1067 - abt. 1148)

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Ari fróði (Are Frode) "Are hinna vitru (den vise, the Wise)" Þorgilsson formerly Thorgilsson aka Torgilsson
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á íslensku

Ari fróði Þorgilsson (f. 1067 - d. 9. nóvember 1148) var íslenskur rithöfundur og fræðimaður. Hann er talinn aðalhöfundur Íslendingabókar og Landnámu, tveggja helstu heimildanna um landnám og byggð Íslands.

Í Heimskringlu segir Snorri Sturluson hann hafa vera stórvitran og minnugan.

på svenska

Ari Þorgilsson (Are Torgilsson, Ari fróði (Are Frode, 'Are den vise'), född 1067, död 1148, var en medeltida isländsk krönikör, författare till Isländingaboken.

In English

Ari Þorgilsson (Ari Thorgilsson) was Iceland's most prominent medieval chronicler. He is the author of Íslendingabók, which details the histories of the various families who settled Iceland. He is typically referred to as Ari the Wise (Ari hinn fróði), and according to Snorri Sturluson was the first to write history in Old Norse.


Famed Icelandic writer and historian. It is thought that the works he composed involving his contempories are probably valid - as the individuals on his geneology were in a position to refute his writings: many entries he made for the prior periods are considered disputable and there are numerous historians who regard his claim to be descended from Thorkell Eyjolfsson as a fabrication. (JKD)


  • Book: Paasche, Fredrik (1956). Norsk Litteraturhistorie I: Norges og Islands Litteratur, 2nd edition, Oslo: Aschehoug, pp. 276-280.

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  • This person was created through the import of Shaunna.ged on 11 February 2011.

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