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Sigurd “Hrise” HARALDSSON, King of Norway

Male Abt 912 - 937  (~ 25 years)


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  • Name Sigurd “Hrise” HARALDSSON 
    Suffix King of Norway 
    Born Abt 912  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 937  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “SIGURD "Hrise", son of HARALD I "Hårfagre/Harfagri/Fairhair" King of Norway & his fourth wife Snefried . Snorre names "Sigurd Hrise…Halfdan Haleg, Gudrod Ljome and Ragnvald Rettilbeine" as the four sons of King Harald and his wife Snæfrid. The Historia Norwegie names "Siwardus…Gigas" as sixth son of "Haraldus Comatus". Morkinskinna recites the descent of “Harald Sigurdarson” from “Harald hárfagri”, to “Sigurdr hrisi”, to “Hálfdan, father of Sigurdr sýr, the father of Haraldr”, adding that these ancestors were all “kings of Hringaríki in Norway”. Under his father's division of territories, Ringerike, Hadeland, Thoten and their dependencies were granted to his sons by Snæfrid.
      m ---. The name of Sigurd's wife is not known.
      Sigurd & his wife had one child:
      1. HALFDAN Sigurdsson. The Historia Norwegie names Halfdan son of "Siwardus Risi…filius Haraldi Comati". Morkinskinna recites the descent of “Harald Sigurdarson” from “Harald hárfagri”, to “Sigurdr hrisi”, to “Hálfdan, father of Sigurdr sýr, the father of Haraldr”, adding that these ancestors were all “kings of Hringaríki in Norway”. m ---. The name of Halfdan's wife is not known. Halfdan & his wife had one child:
      a) SIGURD Syr (-1018). The Historia Norwegie names "Siwardus Scroffa rex montanus" as son of Halfdan, son of "Siwardus Risi…filius Haraldi Comati". Morkinskinna recites the descent of “Harald Sigurdarson” from “Harald hárfagri”, to “Sigurdr hrisi”, to “Hálfdan, father of Sigurdr sýr, the father of Haraldr”, adding that these ancestors were all “kings of Hringaríki in Norway”. He was christened in 998. King of Ringeringe. m (995 or after) as her second husband, ASTA, widow of HARALLD "Grenske", daughter of GUDBRAND Kula & his wife ---. The Historia Norwegie records the marriage of "Haroldum Grensca" and "Asta filiam Gudbrandi Culu", and her second marriage to "Siwardus Scroffa rex montanus" who was the son of Halfdan, son of "Siwardus Risi…filius Haraldi Comati". Morkinskinna records that “Sigurdr sýr” married “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”, previously wife of “Haraldr grenski”. She and her father are named by Snorre, who also records both her marriages. Sigurd & his wife had five children:
      i) GUTTORM Sigurdsson. Snorre names "Guthorm, the eldest, then Gunhild, the next Halfdan, Ingerid and Harald" as the children of Sigurd & his wife[283]. Morkinskinna names (in order) “Gudrødr…Hálfdan…Ingibjorg…Gunnhildr, Haraldr” as the children of “Sigurdr sýr” and his wife “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”.
      ii) GUNHILD. Snorre names "Guthorm, the eldest, then Gunhild, the next Halfdan, Ingerid and Harald" as the children of Sigurd & his wife. Morkinskinna names (in order) “Gudrødr…Hálfdan…Ingibjorg…Gunnhildr, Haraldr” as the children of “Sigurdr sýr” and his wife “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”. Snorre records the marriage of "Ketil Kalf of Ringanes" and "Gunhild, a daughter of Sigurd Syr and King Olaf's mother Asta". m ([1025]) KETTIL Kalf of Ringanes, son of ---. Kettil & his wife had two children:
      (a) GUTTHORM . Snorre names Guthorm as son of "Ketil Kalf and Gunhild of Ringanes…a sister's son to King Olaf and Harald Sigurdson", recording that he "had his winter quarters often in Dublin and was in great friendship with King Margad". Morkinskinna records that Tostig, son of Godwin, sent “Gunnhildr´s son Guthormr” to offer Northumbria to Harald III King of Norway in return for help in the conquest of England.
      (b) SIGRID Kettilsdatter. Snorre names "Sigrid, a daughter of Ketil Kalf and Gunhild, King Harald's sister" as the wife of Eindride, son of "Einar Tambaskelfer". m EINAR Einarsson, son of EINAR Thambarskelfir & his wife Bergljot Haakonsdatter (-killed in battle [1050]).
      iii) HALFDAN Sigurdsson. Snorre names "Guthorm, the eldest, then Gunhild, the next Halfdan, Ingerid and Harald" as the children of Sigurd & his wife. Morkinskinna names (in order) “Gudrødr…Hálfdan…Ingibjorg…Gunnhildr, Haraldr” as the children of “Sigurdr sýr” and his wife “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”. m ---. The name of Halfdan's wife is not known. Halfdan & his wife had one child:
      (a) THORBERG [Bergliot] Halfdansdatter ([1018/20-). Snorre names "Bergliot, a daughter of Halfdan…son of Sigurd Syr" as the wife of "Fin Arnason". Her birth date is estimated from the marriage date of her paternal grandparents, but bearing iin mind the tight chronology for the birth of her daughter Ingebjörg. m FIN Arnesson, son of ARNE & his wife --- (-1062). Of Yriar in Austratt Lendermann Norway. Jarl of Halland in Denmark [1051]. Snorre names "Thorberg, Fin and Arne" as the sons of Arne.
      iv) INGERID Sigurdsdatter. Snorre names "Guthorm, the eldest, then Gunhild, the next Halfdan, Ingerid and Harald" as the children of Sigurd & his wife[295]. Morkinskinna names (in order) “Gudrødr…Hálfdan…Ingibjorg…Gunnhildr, Haraldr” as the children of “Sigurdr sýr” and his wife “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”. Snorre names "Ingerid, a daughter of Sigurd Syr and Asta" as the mother of Gudrun, daughter of Nefstein. m NEFSTEIN, son of ---.
      v) HARALD Sigurdson (1015-killed in battle Stamfordbridge 25 Sep 1066). Snorre names "Guthorm, the eldest, then Gunhild, the next Halfdan, Ingerid and Harald" as the children of Sigurd & his wife. Morkinskinna names (in order) “Gudrødr…Hálfdan…Ingibjorg…Gunnhildr, Haraldr” as the children of “Sigurdr sýr” and his wife “Ásta daughter of Gudbrandr”. The Historia Norwegie names Harald as son of "Siwardus Scroffa rex montanus" & his wife. He succeeded in 1047 as HARALD III "Hardråde" King of Norway.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I9636  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father Harald I Hårfagre (Fairhair), King of Norway,   b. Abt 865-870,   d. Abt 945  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Snefrid SVÅSESDTR,   b. Abt 860, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 875 
    Family ID F3420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Halfdan or Halvdan SIGURDSSON,   b. Abt 944, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F3425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.