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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 8. Introduction 5. Biographies 2. Biographies of Other Dignitaries b. Grégóríus Dagsson

b. Grégóríus Dagsson

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Grégóríus Dagsson’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

Sagas: Hsona, Hákherð (Ágr, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, Mork).

Grégóríus Dagsson was a Norwegian district chieftain and a retainer of King Ingi Haraldsson. He was the son of Dagr Eilífsson and Ragnhildr, the daughter of Ǫgmundr Skoptason (see Genealogy XI in ÍF 28). In 1155 Grégóríus led the attack that caused the death of Ingi’s half-brother, Sigurðr munnr, in Bergen and he later joined Ingi in his fights against Sigurðr’s son, Hákon herðibreiðr. Grégóríus was killed by Hákon’s men at the battle of Fossum, near Uddevalla in present-day Sweden (on 7 January 1161), and he was buried at Gjerpen nunnery on Gimsøy, near Skien in Norway. For his life, see the references under Ingi Haraldsson above. See also Ágr (ÍF 29, 52-4; Ágr 1995, 78-81), Mork (Mork 1928-32, 448-53; Andersson and Gade 2000, 394-8).

Events documented in poetry: The slaying of Sigurðr munnr in 1155 (ESk Ingdr 2-4); the battle of the Götaälv in 1159 (ESk Elf).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  3. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  6. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. clix-clxi.
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  8. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  9. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Ingadrápa 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 563-4.
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