Alternate names/spellings: Saxo cognomine Longus

Dates: 1185 - 1208 (These are the dates Saxo Grammaticus flourished. ) 

Little is known of the life of Saxo Grammaticus ("the Learned") aside from what he tells us in his Gesta Danorum, one of the earliest histories of the Danish people (although it contains more legendary than factual material). He was probably a cleric, and wrote his history at the request of his bishop.

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