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Hallfreth the Troublesome

LifeHallfreðr vandræðaskáld, Hallfreðr Óttarsson (c. 965 – c. 1007).
Court poet of Jarl Hákon Sigurðarson, King Olaf Tryggvason and Jarl Erik Hákonarson.
FamilyFather is Óttar?
Married to Ingibjǫrg Þórisdóttir.
Children: Auðgísl, Hallfreðr.
EventsConverts to Christianity. His ‘Conversion Verses’ show the political and social implications of conversion.
Known Works: 1. Hákonardrápa 2. Óláfsdrápa 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 4. Eiríksdrápa 5. Lausavísur.
Subject of Hallfreðar saga.

Sources: Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.

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