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Saxo Grammaticus

Danish historian

1150   -   1220 or 1206

country of citizenship: Denmark
language of expression: Latin
occupation: historian, writer

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Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1160 – c. 1220), also known as Saxo cognomine Longus, was a Danish historian, theologian and author. He is thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, the main advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He is the author of the Gesta Danorum, the first full history of Denmark, from which the legend of Amleth would come to inspire the story of Hamlet by Shakespeare.
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Gesta Danorum

12th century work of Danish history

author: Saxo Grammaticus


Skjöldunga saga

book by Arngrímur Jónsson

author: Arngrímur Jónsson, Saxo Grammaticus

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