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Ari Þorgilsson (1067–1148)

Ari Þorgilsson (ä’rē tōr’gils-son). The father of Icelandic literature (1067–1148). He was the first Icelander to use his mother tongue as a literary medium, in writing his ‘Islendingabók,’ a concise history of Iceland from its settlement (about 870) until 1120. This work was finished between 1134 and 1138.