Dates: 1090 - 0 (Dates are approximate. )
Einarr Skulason – (b. ca. 1090) – Little is known about Einarr’s life. He was probably a priest, and of noble birth, as he is mentioned in a catalogue of noble-born priests (c. 1220) in Iceland in 1143. He is believed to be a member of the Myrar clan, which claims descent from Egil Skallagrimson. His most famous surviving work is Geisli (Light-Beam), which is composed about St. Olaf (Olaf II Haraldsson). He also composed poetry in praise of Norwegian Kings from Eysteinn I Magnusson to Eysteinn II Haraldsson, as well as Sorkvir I Kolsson (Sverker I ‘the Elder’) and Jon I jarl Sorkvisson (John I Sverkerson) of Sweden and Svein III Eiriksson of Denmark.