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King Gudrød 'Jagtkonge' 'the Hunter' "Mikilláti""the Magnificent" Halfdansson of Norway
(Abt 0785-0821)
Åsa Haraldsdatter
(Abt 0790-Abt 0850)
Harald "Goldbeard" Gulskeg
King Halvdan Svarte "The Black" Gudrødsson of Norway
(Abt 0824-Abt 0864)
Ragnhild Haraldsdatter
Harald Halvdansson
(Abt 0848-Abt 0858)

 

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Harald Halvdansson

  • Born: Abt 848, Sogn, Norway
  • Died: Abt 858, Sogn, Norway about age 10

  General Notes:

3. HALFDAN'S MARRIAGE
Halfdan the Black got a wife called Ragnhild, a daughter of
Harald Gulskeg (Goldbeard), who was a king in Sogn. They had a
son, to whom Harald gave his own name; and the boy was brought up
in Sogn, by his mother's father, King Harald. Now when this
Harald had lived out his days nearly, and was become weak, having
no son, he gave his dominions to his daughter's son Harald, and
gave him his title of king; and he died soon after. The same
winter his daughter Ragnhild died; and the following spring the
young Harald fell sick and died at ten years of age. As soon as
Halfdan the Black heard of his son's death, he took the road
northwards to Sogn with a great force, and was well received. He
claimed the heritage and dominion after his son; and no
opposition being made, he took the whole kingdom. Earl Atle
Mjove (the Slender), who was a friend of King Halfdan, came to
him from Gaular; and the king set him over the Sogn district, to
judge in the country according to the country's laws, and collect
scat upon the king's account. Thereafter King Halfdan proceeded
to his kingdom in the Uplands.



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