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Olav III Kyrre “The Quiet” HARALDSSON, King of Norway

Male Abt 1048 - 1093  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Olav III Kyrre “The Quiet” HARALDSSON 
    Suffix King of Norway 
    Born Abt 1048  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1093  Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Sep 1093  Håkeby, Tanum, Västra Götland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “OLAV (-Håkeby, Sweden 22 Sep 1093, bur Nidaros [Trondheim], Christ's Church). Snorre names Magnus and Olav as the sons of King Harald and Thora. Morkinskinna names “the older…Magnus, the younger Óláfr” as the two sons of King Harald and “the daughter of Thorbergr Árnason…Thóra”. He fought with his father at Stamford Bridge 1066. He succeeded his father in 1066 as OLAV III "Kyrre/the Gentle" King of Norway, jointly with his brother Magnus, ruling in the eastern part of the country. Snorre records that King Olav remained as sole king after the death of his brother. Pope Gregory VII addressed a document to "Olauo Noruecchorum regi" dated 15 Dec 1078. Snorre records that King Olav "when he was east in Ranrike, on his esstate of Haukby, took the disease which ended in his death" and that he was buried at "Nidaros…in Christ Church which he himself had built there". m ([1070]) INGERID Svendsdatter, illegitimate daughter of SVEND II Estridsen King of Denmark & his mistress ---. Morkinskinna records the betrothal of “King Óláfr” and “King Sveinn…his daughter Ingirídr”, dated to soon after his accession as sole king in Norway. Snorre records the marriage of King Olav and "Ingerid, a daughter of Svein, the Danish king". Mistress (1): THORA, daughter of [JOHAN or ARNI Lagi] & his wife ---. Snorre names "Thora, Joan's daughter" as mother of King Olav's son Magnus. Morkinskinna names “Thóra, the daughter of Árni lági” as the concubine of King Olav. King Olav had [two] illegitimate children by Mistress (1):
      a) MAGNUS (-killed in battle in Ireland 24 May 1103). Snorre names Magnus as son of King Olav and Thora, commenting that he was brought up at the king's court. Morkinskinna names “Magnus nicknamed…berfœttr and…Styrjaldar (Battle-Age) Magnus” as son of King Olav and his concubine “Thóra, the daughter of Árni lági”. He succeeded his first cousin in 1095 as MAGNUS III "Berrføtt/Barfod/Barfot/Barefoot" King of Norway.
      b) [SKJALDVOR . Snorre names "the king's relative, Sigurd Hranason" when recording that he "came into strife with King Sigurd", adding in a later passage that King Eystein reminded King Sigurd that Sigurd "was married to their aunt, Skialdvorvor" and that ultimately Sigurd forgave him and gave him "leave to go north to his farm, gave him employment, and was always afterward his friend". Morkinskinna records that “Skjaldvor…sister of King Magnús berfoettr” married “Sigurdr Hranason”. It is possible that Skjaldvor was only uterine sister of King Magnus, in view of the refusal of her son to become king on the grounds that "some one should be chosen king who was of the royal race" as reported by Snorre. m SIGURD Hranason, son of ---.]
      i) NIKOLAS Skialdvarson (-killed in battle after 1161). Snorre records that "Nikolas Skialdvarson, a sister's son of King Magnus Barefoot" was proposed as king in 1161 but he refused on the grounds that "some one should be chosen king who was of the royal race". If his parentage is as shown here, he must have been very old at the time. In another passage, Snorre names "Nikolas…a son of Sigurd Hranason and of Skialdvor, a daughter of Brynjolf Ulfalde, and a sister of Haldor Brynjolfson by the father's side, and of King Magnus Barefoot by the mother's side", recording that he "had a farm at Ongul in Halogaland…called Steig" and "a house in Nidaros, below St Jon's church, where Thorgeir the scribe lately dwelt". Snorre records that he was killed fighting the Birkebeins. m ---. The name of Nikolas's wife is not known. Nikolas & his wife had one child:
      (a) SKIALDVOR . Snorre names "Skialdvor, Nikolas's daughter…married to Eirik Arnason…a lenderman". m ERIK Arnasson, son of ARNE --- & his wife ---.”

      “From Wikipedia via 1911 Encyc. Britannica:
      Olav III Haraldsson Kyrre (d.1093), nicknamed Olav the Quiet or Olav the Peaceful was the king of Norway from 1067 until his death in 1093. During his reign the nation maintianed a rare extended period of peace. He also strengthened the Norwegian church.

      A son of King Harald III Hårdråde, Olav took part in Viking invasion of England and fought in the Battle of Stamford Bridge. He survived the battle in which his father was killed, and his life was spared by Harold II of England.

      He shared the kingdom with his brother Magnus II until the latter's death in 1069, after which the country enjoyed a period of peace. A feature of his reign was the increasing importance of the towns including Bergen. King Olav III founded Bergen and Stavanger.”««s48»», ««s87»» [1, 2]
    Person ID I9508  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father Harald III “Hardråde, King of Norway,   b. 1016,   bur. Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Thora THORBERGSDTR, of Giske,   b. Abt 1015, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ingerid SVENDSDTR 
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thora,   b. Abt 1030, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Magnus III Barføt “The Bareleg” Håkon MAGNUSSON, King of Norway,   b. 1073, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1103, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Skjaldvor HARALDSDTR
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F3354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1048 - Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1093 - Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1093 - Håkeby, Tanum, Västra Götland, Sweden Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestors of the Obrocks of Quincy, Illinois., Obrock, Paul E., Dr.

    2. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.