Stefnir Thorgilsson

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Stefnir Thorgilsson was one of the first Christian missionaries among the Icelanders at the end of the 10th century. He was born in Iceland.[1] King Olaf Tryggvason, king of Norway (r. 997-1000) ordered him to return to his homeland in order to proselytize among the Icelanders.[1] He destroyed a number of heathen temples and idols, for which he was expelled from the island.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Byock 2001, p. 298.

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