(?) MacDonnell1

F, #9511, b. circa 1350

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  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51071.htm#i510701
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510700

(?) MacDonnell of Isla1

M, #9512, b. circa 1325

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  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510700

Ian MacDougall 8th of Dunollie and of Lorn1

M, #9513, b. circa 1325

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  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510698
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51068.htm#i510672
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510697

Christina Campbell of Craignish1

F, #9514, b. 1323

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  • Birth*: Christina Campbell of Craignish was born in 1323 in Craignish Castle, Ardfern, Argyllshire, Scotland.1,3
  • Marriage*: She married Ian MacDougall 8th of Dunollie and of Lorn, son of Allan MacDougall 7th of Dunollie and of Lorn, circa 1350 in Scotland.1
  • Married Name: As of circa 1350,her married name was MacDougall.1
  • Biography*: The seventh laird left only one daughter, Christine Campbell (b. 1323). Her weakness and imprudence caused the majority of the estate to be resigned to the Knight of Lochow, who took advantage of her. She was left with only a small portion of the upper part of Craignish under his superiority. The nearest male representative - Ronald Campbell - fought hard to win back his heritage, and the then Chief of Clan Campbell was obliged to allow him possession of a considerable portion of the estate, but retaining the superiority, and inserting a condition in the grant that if there was ever no male heir in the direct line the lands were to revert automatically to the Argyll family. In 1544 the direct line ended, and the rightful heir, a collateral relative by the name of Charles Campbell of Corranmore in Craignish had the misfortune to kill Gillies of Glenmore in a brawl. This compelled him to flee to Perthshire where he settled at Lochtayside under the protection of the Breadalbane family. This unfortunate event therefore prevented Charles from claiming the estate, and so it fell into the hands of the Earls (later Dukes) of Argyll. Charles' descendants at Killin, Perthshire were later recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chieftains of the Clan Tearlach branch of Clan Campbell and from them descended the Campbells of Inverneill. A grandson of Duncan Campbell 8th of Inverneill in the 1980s owned one of the apartments at Craignish Castle. The arms of Campbell of Inverneill are those of Campbell of Craignish differenced by the addition of "a bordure azure" (a blue border). The first and third Campbells of Inverneill (Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneill and Sir Janes Campbell of Inverneill Bt were interred at Westminster Abbey in what is now known as Poets' Corner. The second, Sir James Campbell of Inverneill and many succeeding Campbells of Inverneill are interred in the Campbell of Inverneill Mausoleum, though the late Dr John Lorne Campbell of Inverneill (and of Canna) is interred on the Isle of Canna where he had lived for over 50 years. The estates of Inverneill, with the exception of the Mausoleum and Inverneill Island, were sold in the 1950s. Inverneill Island remains in the ownership of the present Campbell of Inverneill.

    One part of the inheritance which did not revert to the Argylls was the small Barony of Barrichibean, which John Campbell had inherited from his mother's father. This Barony is not currently possessed by anyone today, but genealogical records point to some likely successors.3
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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510697
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51070.htm#i510696
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craignish_Castle

Allan MacDougall 7th of Dunollie and of Lorn1

M, #9515, b. circa 1300

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51068.htm#i510672
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51068.htm#i510671

Duncan MacDougall 6th of Dunollie and of Lorn1

M, #9516, b. 1275

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  • Birth*: Duncan MacDougall 6th of Dunollie and of Lorn was born in 1275 in Dunollie, Argyllshire, Scotland.1
  • Biography*: He was received by order of the Parliament assembled at Ardchattan, Dunollie and other estates forfeited by his brother and nephew. He was a friend of Sir William Wallace.2
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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51068.htm#i510671
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51067.htm#i510670

Ewen MacDougall 3rd of Dunollie and of Lorn1

M, #9517, b. circa 1248

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  • Birth*: Ewen MacDougall 3rd of Dunollie and of Lorn was born circa 1248 in Dunollie, Argyllshire, Scotland.1
  • Biography*: He was living in 1249. Circa 1250 the keep of Lorn was built in romanesque style. In 1255 he was taken under the protection of King Henry III of England.2
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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51067.htm#i510670
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p51067.htm#i510667

Thomas Urquhart of Ross & Cromartie1

M, #9518, b. circa 1475

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p50632.htm#i506316

Sir Dougald Campbell 7th of Craignish1

M, #9519, b. circa 1300

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  • Birth*: Sir Dougald Campbell 7th of Craignish was born circa 1300 in Craignish, Ardfern, Argyllshire, Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The founder of the Campbells of Craignish, Dugall Maul Campbell became first Laird of Craignish and his descendants built and resided in Craignish Castle in Argyll. Ranald MacCallum was made hereditary keeper of Craignish Castle in 1510. However, the castle has long since escaped family hands, and in 1832 was rebuilt as a private mansion for Mr. Trench-Gascoigne, who owned nearly 6000 acres (24 km²) in Argyllshire. Today, the Castle has been converted into apartments and is owned privately.

    The Campbells of Craignish (Mac Dúbhghaill Creaginnis in the Scottish Gaelic or Gàidhlig), form one of the oldest branches of the ancient and powerful Clan Campbell in Scotland. They claim descent from Dugald Campbell, the second son of Sir Archibald Gillespic Campbell (b.1130), 5th Knight of Lochawe and 20th Chief of Clan Campbell at the time. Sir Archibald's first son, Sir Duncan Campbell, 6th Knight of Lochawe, was the founder of the principal branch of the Campbell family who today holds the title Duke of Argyll.2
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Boso 'the Elder' (?) Count of Turin & Count of Valois1

M, #9520, b. circa 800

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  • Birth*: Boso 'the Elder' (?) Count of Turin & Count of Valois was born circa 800 in France.1
  • Marriage*: He married Engeltrude (?) circa 830.1

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Engeltrude (?)1

F, #9521, b. circa 800

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Deitrich (?) Count of Ringelheim1,2

M, #9522, b. circa 872

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  • Birth*: Deitrich (?) Count of Ringelheim was born circa 872 in Germany*.1,2
  • Marriage*: He married Reinhild (?) circa 890 in Germany*.1,2
  • Biography*: Dietrich, sometimes called Dietrich of Ringelheim in later literature, was a medieval Saxon count in the German region of Westphalia. According to contemporary chronicles, his Immedinger family stemmed from the House of the Saxon duke Widukind. Dietrich was probably born in the second half of the 9th century, a few decades after the Saxons were brought under the control of Charlemagne's Frankish empire. His date of death is uncertain, but might have been after the 910s according to the Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters.

    Dietrich was the father of Matilda, who married the Duke of Saxony and later King of East Francia, Henry the Fowler. Reinhild, his wife and the mother of Matilda, was of "royal Danish and Frisian blood".4

Family: Reinhild (?) b. c 875

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Reinhild (?)1

F, #9523, b. circa 875

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(?) (?) Count of Westfalen1

M, #9524, b. circa 845, d. before 909

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673284
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67294.htm#i672940
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672912
  4. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673284
    http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672912

Mathilde (?)1

F, #9525, b. circa 850

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673284

Count Egbert (?)1

M, #9526, b. circa 825

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  • Birth*: Count Egbert (?) was born circa 825 in Germany*.1

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673284

Walbert Von Sachsen1

M, #9527, b. circa 810

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Family: Alburga Von Sachsen b. c 820

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67294.htm#i672940
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672912

Alburga Von Sachsen1

F, #9528, b. circa 820

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Family: Walbert Von Sachsen b. c 810

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672912
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67293.htm#i672924

Immed Von Sachsen1

M, #9529, b. circa 800, d. after 829

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  • Birth*: Immed Von Sachsen was born circa 800 in Germany*.1
  • Death*: He died after 829 in Germany*.1

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67293.htm#i672924
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672913

Count Alfric Von Sachsen1

M, #9530, b. circa 775, d. after 811

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Family: (?) Von Sachsen b. c 760

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672913

(?) Von Sachsen1

F, #9531, b. circa 760

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Family: Count Alfric Von Sachsen b. c 775, d. a 811

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672913
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67295.htm#i672942
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673286

Count Geradd Von Sachsen1

M, #9532, b. circa 750

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  • Birth*: Count Geradd Von Sachsen was born circa 750 in Germany*.1

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67292.htm#i672913

Widukind Von Sachsen1

M, #9533, b. circa 735, d. 7 January 807

Widukind
dux Saxonum

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  • Birth*: Widukind Von Sachsen was born circa 735 in Germany*.1
  • Marriage*: He married Geva von Westfold, daughter of Eystein Halfdansson King of Vestfold and Hilde Ericsdotter, circa 760 in Germany*.2
  • Death*: Widukind Von Sachsen died on 7 January 807 in Enger, Germany*.1
  • Biography*: Widukind (Modern German: Widuking or Wittekind) was a Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785. Charlemagne ultimately prevailed, organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons to Roman Catholicism. In later times, Widukind became a symbol of Saxon independence and a figure of legend.

    Life
    Very little is known about Widukind's life. His name literally translates as "Child of the wood" (i.e. a wolf), more probably a kenning than a proper name. All sources about him stem from his enemies, the Franks, who painted a negative picture, representing him as an "insurgent" and a "traitor". While Widukind was considered the leader of the Saxon resistance by the Franks, his exact role in the military campaigns is unknown.

    According to the Royal Frankish Annals, the Franks campaigned Saxony in 772, when Charlemagne ordered the destruction of the Irminsul sanctuary. The Saxon Wars continued when Westphalian tribes devastated the church of Deventer and the Angrarii laid siege to the Frankish court at Fritzlar. The king retaliated against the local nobility, enforcing the consent to incorporate the Saxon lands as a Frankish march.

    Widukind was first mentioned by the Annals in 777, when he was the only one of the Saxon nobles not to appear at Charlemagne's court in Paderborn. Instead, he stayed with the Danish king Sigfred (possibly Sigurd Hring). The next year, the Westphalians again invaded the Frankish Rhineland and subsequently fought a running battle against Charlemagne's forces and their local allies, while the king was busy in Spain.

    By 782, Widukind had returned from Denmark and goaded the Saxon nobles into rebellion. From 782 to 784, battles between Saxons and Franks occurred annually, while Charlemagne had 4,500 Saxons executed at the Massacre of Verden. Widukind allied himself with the Frisians but despite that, Charlemagne's winter attacks of 784/785 were successful and the dux and his allies were pushed back to their homelands. In the Bardengau in 785, Widukind agreed to surrender in return for a guarantee that no bodily harm would be done to him. He and his allies were then baptized, possibly in Attigny, with Charlemagne as his godfather. Widukind thereby reached a peace agreement and the acknowledgement of the Saxon noble rank by their Frankish overlords.

    There are no contemporary sources about Widukind's life or death after his baptism. It is assumed that he was imprisoned at a monastery — a fate that happened to other rulers deposed by Charlemagne. Reichenau Abbey has been identified as a likely location where Widukind may have spent the rest of his life. Alternatively, he may have received a position in the administration of occupied Saxony. The Vita Liudgeri biography of Saint Ludger mentions him accompanying Charlemagne on his campaign against the Veleti leader Dragovit. According to the 12th century Kaiserchronik he was slain by Charlemagne's brother-in-law Gerold of Baar.


    Legend
    Numerous legends developed around Widukind's life; he eventually appeared as a saintly figure (becoming "Blessed Widukind") and the builder of many churches. He was later assumed to have died in 808; his feast day is commemorated on January 6.

    According to legend, Widukind experienced a vision that led to his conversion. Disguised as a beggar, he was spying on Charlemagne's troop camp during Easter. He witnessed a priest performing a Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the priest was holding a beautiful child during the consecration. To his astonishment, people would receive communion and the priest would give the same child to each person. Widukind was dumbfounded by this scenario and went to beg outside, following the end of the mass. One of the emperor's servants recognized Widukind behind his disguise – due to an odd formation of one of his fingers – and Widukind was captured. He was interrogated and confessed to spying on Charlemagne's camp for the purpose of becoming better acquainted with the Christian faith. He later confessed the divine vision he had seen. The emperor concluded that God had given Widukind the grace of witnessing the divine child, Jesus, behind the Sacred Host of the Mass. Widukind then renounced his worship of pagan idols.

    According to myth, Widukind rode a black horse before his baptism and a white horse afterwards. A white or black horse can be found on many flags and coats of arms in England, the former Kingdom of Hanover, Germany (state flags of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, Herford coat of arms), and the Netherlands (flag of Twente).

    Medieval
    Since the 9th century, Widukind had been idolized as a mythical hero. Around 1100, a tomb for him was made in Enger; recent excavations have found that the contents of the tomb are indeed early medieval, but it is presumed the body is Widukind's. When in the 10th century Saxon kings (of the Ottonian dynasty) replaced the Frankish kings in East Francia (the later Holy Roman Empire), these kings proudly claimed descent from Widukind: Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, was apparently a great-great-great-granddaughter of Widukind. The House of Billung, to which several Dukes of Saxony belonged, had Matilda's sister among its ancestors and thus also claimed descent from Widukind.

    In German nationalism
    Widukind became a hero for German nationalists in the early 20th century. German neo-pagans saw him as a heroic defender of Germany's traditional beliefs and their gods, resisting the Middle Eastern religion of Christianity. Christian nationalists also lauded him, linking Charlemagne with the humiliation of French domination after World War I, especially the occupation of the Rhineland, portraying Charlemagne as a "French" invader.

    After the Nazis came to power in 1933 so many plays and other works were written about Widukind that there were complaints that he was becoming a cliché. Alfred Rosenberg praised him as a hero of German freedom, who finally joined with the founder of the German Reich (Charlemagne). Two important plays about the Saxon leader were produced in 1934, Der Sieger (“The Victor”) by Friedrich Forster and Wittekind by Edmund Kiss. The first celebrated the conversion of Widukind, but the second caused controversy because of its explicit anti-Christian message. In that play after the massacre of Verden Saxon leaders say "That is what the Christians have done; they feign love, but bring murder!", a line that led to protests from the audience. The play portrays Catholic church leaders planning to destroy German freedom by forcing racial mixture on them, thus turning them into pliable "untermenschen". Thousands of German maidens are captured and will be forced to mate with "Jews, Greeks, Italians and Moors" unless Widukind converts, which he does only to avoid this horrifying prospect. He gives a speech saying that the survival of the German race was his principal concern, and that future generations will praise him for this when the true spirit of the German people arises once more.

    Present
    Many buildings are named after him in the area of Enger, including the Widukind-Gymnasium Enger.3

Family: Geva von Westfold b. c 740

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Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67295.htm#i672942
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673286
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widukind

Geva von Westfold1

F, #9534, b. circa 740

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Family: Widukind Von Sachsen b. c 735, d. 7 Jan 807

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673286
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673285
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67188.htm#i671876

Eystein Halfdansson King of Vestfold1,2

M, #9535, b. circa 728, d. after 770

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  • Birth*: Eystein Halfdansson King of Vestfold was born circa 728 in Romerike, Norway*.1,2
  • Marriage*: He married Hilde Ericsdotter, daughter of Eric Agnarsson King of Vestfold, circa 740 in Norway*.4,2
  • Death*: Eystein Halfdansson King of Vestfold died after 770 in Norway*.1
  • Biography*: Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn Hálfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. He inherited the throne of Romerike. Ari Thorgilsson in his Islendingabok calls him Eystein Speed (usually untranslated from the original Norwegian word; "Fart"), without comment, in his king list, just naming his father and his son. Snorri does not call him by this nickname, but does give us a colorful story of his life.

    His wife was Hild, the daughter of the king of Vestfold, Erik Agnarsson. Erik had no son, so Eystein obtained Vestfold as his wife's inheritance.

    Eystein died while pillaging in Varna. King Skjöld of Varna, a great warlock, arrived at the beach and saw the sails of Eystein's ships. He waved his cloak and blew into it which caused a boom of one ship to swing and hit Eystein so that he fell overboard and drowned. His body was salvaged and buried in a mound. Eystein was succeeded by his son Halfdan the Mild.2

Family: Hilde Ericsdotter b. c 725

  • Last Edited: 11 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673285
  2. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eystein_Halfdansson
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673287
  4. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67188.htm#i671876

Hilde Ericsdotter1

F, #9536, b. circa 725

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Family: Eystein Halfdansson King of Vestfold b. c 728, d. a 770

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Eric Agnarsson King of Vestfold1

M, #9537, b. circa 700

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  • Birth*: Eric Agnarsson King of Vestfold was born circa 700 in Norway*.1

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  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Olaf (?) Konig von Vermland1

M, #9538, b. circa 600, d. 650

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  • Birth*: Olaf (?) Konig von Vermland was born circa 600 in Norway*.1
  • Death*: He died in 650 in Norway*.1

Family:

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67326.htm#i673255
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673287

Halfdan von Westfold1

M, #9539, b. circa 650, d. 730

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  • Birth*: Halfdan von Westfold was born circa 650 in Norway*.1
  • Marriage*: He married Asa von Hedemarken, daughter of Eystein (?) Konig von Hedemarken, circa 728 in Norway*.1
  • Death*: Halfdan von Westfold died in 730 in Norway*.1
  • Biography*: Halfdan Whiteshanks (Old Norse: Hálfdan hvítbeinn) was a mythical petty king in Norway, described in the Ynglinga saga. The following description is based on the account in Ynglinga saga, written in the 1220s by Snorri Sturluson. The historicity of the kings described in that saga is generally not accepted by modern historians.

    He was the son of Olof Trätälja of the House of Yngling. His father was sacrificed to Odin by the Swedish settlers in Värmland because of a famine. Some Swedes, however, realised that the famine was brought by overpopulation and not by the fact that the king had been neglecting his religious duties.

    Consequently, they resolved to cross the Ed Forest and settle in Norway and happened to end up in Soleyar, where they killed king Sölve and took Halfdan prisoner. The Swedish expatriates elected Halfdan king as he was the son of their old king, Olof. Halfdan subjugated all of Soleyar and took his army into Romerike and subjugated that province as well.
    Halfdan was to become a great king, who married Åsa, the daughter of king Eystein, the ruler of Oppland and Hedmark. They had two sons, Eystein Halfdansson and Gudröd.

    Halfdan conquered a large part of Hedemark, Toten, Hadeland and a part of Vestfold. When his brother Ingjald Olofsson died, he inherited Värmland. Halfdan died of old age in Toten and was transported to Vestfold, where he was buried under a mound in Skiringssal.2

Family: Asa von Hedemarken b. c 700

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Asa von Hedemarken1

F, #9540, b. circa 700

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Family: Halfdan von Westfold b. c 650, d. 730

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67329.htm#i673287
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p67251.htm#i672504