List of Icelandic language poets


List of Icelandic language poets

List of Icelandic language poets is a list of poets that write or have written in the Icelandic language, either in Old Norse or a more modern form of Icelandic. Hence the list includes a few Norwegians and an earl of the Orkney Islands. The names given are usually each poet's first name and patronym, unless he or she is better known by a nickname or a chosen pen name. All names are given in their Modern Icelandic form.

* Bragi Boddason (Fl. 9th century) "Bragi inn gamli Boddason" (Norwegian)
* Þjóðólfur úr Hvini (Fl. 9th century) (Norwegian)
* Þorbjörn hornklofi (Fl. 9th century) (Norwegian)
* Egill Skalla-Grímsson (Ca. 910 - ca. 990)
* Eyvindur skáldaspillir (Fl. 10th century) "Eyvindur Finnsson" (Norwegian)
* Kormákur Ögmundarson (Fl. 10th century)
* Þórarinn Þórólfsson (Fl. 10th century) "Þórarinn svarti" or "Þórarinn Máhlíðingur"
* Einar skálaglamm (Fl. 10th century) "Einar Helgason"
* Gunnlaugur ormstunga (Ca. 983 - ca. 1008) "Gunnlaugur Illugason"
* Hallfreður vandræðaskáld (Fl. 10th – 11th centuries) "Hallfreður Óttarsson"
* Þormóður Kolbrúnarskáld (Fl. 11th century) "Þormóður Bersason"
* Sighvatur Þórðarson (Fl. 11th century)
* Þórarinn loftunga (Fl. 11th century)
* Arnór jarlaskáld (Fl. 11th century) "Arnór Þórðarson"
* Rögnvaldur Kolsson (d. 1158) "Rögnvaldur jarl kali" (from the Orkneys)
* Einar Skúlason (Fl. 12th century)
* Kolbeinn Tumason (d. 1208)
* Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 1241)
* Þórir Steinfinnsson (d. 1238) "Þórir jökull "
* Ólafur hvítaskáld (d. 1259) "Ólafur Þórðarson"
* Sturla Þórðarson (1214 – 1284)
* Eysteinn Ásgrímsson (d. 1360)
* Loftur Guttormsson (d. 1432) "Loftur ríki "
* Skáld-Sveinn (Fl. 14th century)
* Svartur Þórðarson "Svartur á Hofstöðum"
* Jón Arason (1484 – 1550)
* Magnús Jónsson (d. 1595) "Magnús prúði"
* Staðarhóls-Páll (d. 1598) "Páll Jónsson"
* Einar Sigurðsson (1538 – 1626)
* Bjarni Jónsson (Fl. 17th century) "Bjarni Borgfirðingaskáld"
* Ólafur Einarsson (Ca. 1573 – 1651)
* Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 – 1674)
* Stefán Ólafsson (1619 – 1688)
* Bjarni Gissurarson (1621 – 1712)
* Steinunn Finnsdóttir (Ca. 1640 – ca. 1710)
* Páll Vídalín (1667 – 1727)
* Jón Sigurðsson (1685 – 1720)
* Eggert Ólafsson (1726 – 1768)
* Gunnar Pálsson (1714 – 1791)
* Björn Halldórsson (1724 – 1794)
* Jón Þorláksson (1744 – 1819)
* Benedikt Jónsson Gröndal (1762 – 1825)
* Bjarni Thorarensen (1786 – 1841)
* Sveinbjörn Egilsson (1791 – 1852)
* Bólu-Hjálmar (1796 – 1875) "Hjálmar Jónsson"
* Sigurður Breiðfjörð (1798 – 1846)
* Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807 – 1845)
* Jón Thoroddsen (1818 – 1868)
* Grímur Thomsen (1820 – 1896)
* Benedikt Gröndal Sveinbjarnarson (1826 – 1907)
* Páll Ólafsson (1827 – 1905)
* Steingrímur Thorsteinsson (1831 – 1913)
* Matthías Jochumsson (1835 – 1920)
* Kristján Jónsson (1842 – 1869) "Kristján fjallaskáld"
* Stephan G. Stephansson (1853 – 1927) "Stefán Guðmundur Guðmundsson"
* Þorsteinn Erlingsson (1858 – 1914)
* Fornólfur (1859 – 1924) "Jón Þorkelsson"
* Hannes Hafstein (1861 – 1922)
* Einar Benediktsson (1864 – 1940)
* Gestur (1864 – 1937) "Guðmundur Björnsson"
* Þorsteinn Gíslason (1867 – 1938)
* Guðmundur Friðjónsson (1869 – 1944)
* Guðmundur Guðmundsson (1874 – 1919) "Guðmundur skólaskáld"
* Sigurður Sigurðsson (1879 – 1938) "Sigurður frá Arnarholti"
* Jóhann Sigurjónsson (1880 – 1919)
* Hulda (1881 – 1947) "Unnur Benediktsdóttir Bjarklind"
* Theodora Thoroddsen (1863 – 1954)
* Jóhann Gunnar Sigurðsson (1882 – 1906)
* Örn Arnarson (1884 – 1942) "Magnús Stefánsson"
* Jakob Thorarensen
* Jónas Guðlaugsson (1887 – 1916)
* Stefán frá Hvítadal (1887 – 1933) "Stefán Sigurðsson"
* Davíð Stefánsson (1895 – 1964)
* Jón Magnússon (1896 – 1944)
* Jóhannes úr Kötlum (1899 – 1972) "Jóhannes Jónasson"
* Jón Helgason
* Tómas Guðmundsson (1901 – 1983)
* Magnús Ásgeirsson (1901 – 1955)
* Guðmundur Böðvarsson (1904 – 1974)
* Þórbergur Þórðarson (1889 – 1974)
* Halldór Laxness (1902 – 1998) "Halldór Kiljan Laxness", "Halldór Guðjónsson"
* Steinn Steinarr (1908 – 1958) "Aðalsteinn Kristmundsson"
* Kristján Eldjárn (1916 – 1982)
* Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson (1924 – 1993) "Sveinbjörn allsherjargoði"
* Dagur Sigurðarson (1937 – 1994) "Dagur Sigurðarson Thoroddsen"
* Þórarinn Eldjárn (b. 1949)


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of Chinese language poets — ≈Poets who wrote or write much of their poetry in the languages of China. Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to …   Wikipedia

  • List of Ancient Greek poets — This Assortment of Ancient Greek poets covers poets writing in the Ancient Greek language, regardless of location or nationality of the poet. For a list of modern day Greek poets, see List of Greek poets. Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Iceland-related articles — For a topical list, see List of basic Iceland topics Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Iceland include: NOTOC 1 9 1. deild karla 101 Reykjavík 12 Tónar 1924 28 Nordic Football Championship 1929 32 Nordic Football Championship 1933 36… …   Wikipedia

  • Icelandic literature — refers to literature written in Iceland or by Icelandic people. It is best known for the sagas written in medieval times. As Icelandic and Old Norse are almost the same, Icelandic medieval literature is also referred to as Old Norse… …   Wikipedia

  • language — /lang gwij/, n. 1. a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the French… …   Universalium

  • List of Catholic authors — The authors listed on this page should be limited to those who identify as Catholic authors in some form. This does not mean they are necessarily orthodox in their beliefs. It does mean they identify as Catholic in a religious, cultural, or even… …   Wikipedia

  • List of national poets — A national poet or national bard is a poet held by tradition and popular acclaim to represent the identity, beliefs and principles of a particular national culture. The national poet as culture hero is a long standing symbol, to be distinguished… …   Wikipedia

  • List of digital library projects — This is a list of projects related to digital libraries.General collections* AccessMyLibrary * AJOL African Journals OnLine free multidisciplinary database of peer reviewed, African published academic journals. * Arts and Humanities Data Service… …   Wikipedia

  • List of literary awards — This is a list of literary awards from around the world:Worldwide in scope*Nobel Prize in Literature *Neustadt International Prize for Literature *Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children s and youth literature. *Franz Kafka Prize *The… …   Wikipedia

  • List of albums containing a hidden track — This list contains the names of albums that contain a hidden track and also information on how to find them. Please note that not all printings of an album contain the same track arrangements, so your copy of album X may or may not have the… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.