Árni Þorláksson

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Árni Þorláksson (1237 – 17 April 1298) was an Icelandic Roman Catholic clergyman, who became the tenth bishop of Iceland (1269–1298).[1]

He served in the diocese of Skálholt. Árni had orders from his superior in Norway to take control of local church property away from secular chieftains.[2] He was largely successful in this.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gunnar Karlsson (2000). Iceland's 1100 Years: History of a Marginal Society. Hurst, London. ISBN 1-85065-420-4
  2. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Arni Thorlaksson" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
Preceded by
Sigvarður Þéttmarsson
Bishop of Skálholt
Succeeded by
Árni Helgason