Sturla Sighvatsson

Sturla Sighvatsson (1199 – 21 August 1238) was an Icelandic chieftain or goði of the Sturlungar family clan who played an active role in the armed conflicts in Iceland during the Age of the Sturlungs (Icelandic: Sturlungaöld).[1]

Sturla was the son of Sighvatur Sturluson, brother of saga-writer Snorri Sturluson and lived on a farmstead in Sauðafell. Like his uncle, Sturla became a vassal to King Haakon IV of Norway, and fought to extend his influence in Iceland. Sturla was killed in the Battle of Örlygsstaðir.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "Hvað var Sturlungaöld?". Vísindavefurinn (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Snorri Sturluson". lestu (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Snorri and His Death: Youth, Violence, and Autobiography in Medieval Iceland". ProQuest 215679913. Sturla Sighvatsson's own tragic death at Orlygsstadir Cite journal requires |journal= (help) (subscription required)