Bjarni Kálfsson (BjKálfs)
Skj info: Bjarni Kálfsson, Islandsk(?) skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 536-7, BI, 517).
Nothing is known about Bjarni Kálfsson (BjKálfs), except that he is called ‘skáld’ and was in the company of the Norw. king Sverrir Sigurðarson in the winter of 1182. Skj gives his ethnicity as Icel. That cannot be confirmed, but an Icelander with the same name residing in Miðfjörður in 1184 is mentioned in Sturlunga saga (Stu 1878, I, 101). If the two Bjarnis are identical, Bjarni Kálfsson was the father of the skald Tannr Bjarnason (TannrIV). The st. below is the only poetry by Bjarni that survives.
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