Individual Notes

Note for:    Olav,   ?? - 0934         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Tunsberg, Norway

Name Note: _AKA Source:    The Historia Norwegie

Name Note: _AKA Source:    Geirstadaalf

Birth Note: Source:    Snorre
Historia Norwegie

Death Note: Source:    Historia Norwegie

DESI Source Note:    Historia Norwegie

DESI    Olav inherited the lands of his brother Gutthorm when the latter was killed in battle. He succeeded on the death of his half-brother Guttorm as King in Glommen to Svinasund and Ranrike. On the death of his brother Björn, he became king in Vestfold, becoming "upper King" in Viken with the consent of the people on the abdication of his father in favour of his half-brother Erik. After his father's death he took "all the revenues eastward in Viken" with which Erik was "very ill-pleased". The latter sailed for Tunsberg in Vike where Olav had joined forces with his half-brother Sigröd and defeated and killed the two of them



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Note for:    Björn,   ?? - ??         Index

Nickname:   "Farman/Seaman"

Nickname:   "Kaupman/the Chapman"

Occupation:   King in Vestfold, based at Tunsberg, Norway

Residence:   
     Place:   recording that he was reared "in Grenlandia"

Burial:   
     Place:   "in the mound of Farmanshaug at Saeheim"

Name Note: _AKA Source:    Historia Norwegie

Name Note: Nickname: Source:    Historia Norwegie

Name Note: Nickname: Source:    Historia Norwegie

Birth Note: Source:    Snorre
Historia Norwegie

DESI Source Note:    Historia Norwegie

DESI    King in Vestfold, based at Tunsberg, and "promised to become a good ruler". He promoted merchant expeditions to procure "for himself costly articles", earning himself the nicknames "Farman/Seaman" and "Kaupman/the Chapman" among his brothers. He was killed by retainers of his half-brother Erik after a dispute about who should deliver the tribute from his kingdom to their father. He was buried "in the mound of Farmanshaug at Saeheim"



Individual Notes

Note for:    Ragnar,   ?? - ??         Index

Name Note: _AKA Source:    Snorre
Historia Norwegie

Birth Note: Source:    Snorre
Historia Norwegie

DESI Source Note:    Historia Norwegie

DESI    Under his father's division of territories, Hedemark and Gudbrandsdal were granted to Dag, Hring and Ragnar. m ---. The name of Ragnar's wife is not known. Ragnar & his wife had one child:



Individual Notes

Note for:    Halfdan,   ?? - 0894         Index

Name Note: _AKA Source:    Historia Norwegie

Birth Note: Source:    Snorre
Historia Norwegie

Death Note: Source:    Historia Norwegie

DESI Source Note:    Historia Norwegie

DESI    Snorre records that, with his brother Gudred Liomi he surprised Ragnvald Mörejarl [ancestor of the Dukes of Normandy and Jarls of Orkney] in his hall in [894] and burned him alive. Orkneyinga Saga records that Halfdan Long-Leg and Gudrod Gleam, King Harald´s sons by Snæfrid attacked Earl Rognvald of More, killed him and assumed his authority, that Halfdan left for Orkney and conquered the islands and set himself up as king over them, Jarl Einar fled the islands over to Scotland but returned later in the year [and] came out as victor, and that Halfdan´s body was found in the sea and mutilated (including graphic details of the mutilation). He was killed by Einar I "Turf-Einar" Jarl of Orkney after he invaded Orkney following the death of Jarl Ragnvald. The Historia Norwegie records that "Halfdan Hafota" was murdered by the men of Orkney.