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Inge BÅRDSSØNN, King of the Birkebeiner

Male 1185 - 1217  (32 years)


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  • Name Inge BÅRDSSØNN 
    Suffix King of the Birkebeiner 
    Born 1185  Rein, Rissa, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1217  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “Inge Bårdsson was the son of Bård Guttormsson and Cecilia, daughter of King Sigurd Munn. He became king with the support of the Birkebeiners, and by overthrowing Håkon Galen.
      Inge ruled only over a part of Norway, and in 1206 Håkon IV. Håkonsson also became king over the rest of the country. Interestingly, there were no quarrels because of this.

      Inge himself is described as a rather weak ruler, as he had to share his power with his half-brothers Skule and Håkon Galen, who were very powerful men in the background, with Håkon leading the army of Inge.
      Under Inge's reign the local chieftains, Earls and Jarls got stronger influence. This rather happened due to the fact that the Earls and Jarls joined forces to make demands and have greater influence over The King

      Inge reign was a rather peaceful period, and this was achieved by marriages and other tricks. Håkon Galen became a Jarl, which gave him stronger influence, and the kings daughter Kristin was married to the King Fillipus. After Håkon's death in 1214, Inge took over the rule of Western Norway, which Håkon had ruled before. Even though, there were revolts and the great power of Håkon and Skule let them over throne King Inge from time to time, which undermined Inge's position as King.
      Inge became sick and died in 1217.”««s48»» [1]
    Person ID I9496  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father Bård GUTTORMSSØN PÅ REIN,   b. 1150, Rein, Rissa, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1194, Florvåg, Hordaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Cecilia SIGURDSDTR,   b. Abt 1155, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1185, Rein, Rissa, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1184  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gyrith,   b. Abt 1188, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1205  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Guttorm INGESSØNN,   b. 1206,   d. 1226, Helgøya, Hedmark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F3348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1185 - Rein, Rissa, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1205 - Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1217 - Norway Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestors of the Obrocks of Quincy, Illinois., Obrock, Paul E., Dr.