"Skoglar" Toste, Nobleman of Svithjod
Sigrid "Storråda/the Haughty" TOSTESDÓTTIR, Queen of Sweden


Family Links

1. Erik IV "Segersäll/the Victorious" BJORNSSON, King of Sweden

2. Sveyn I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" HARALDSSON, King of Denmark, Norway & England

Sigrid "Storråda/the Haughty" TOSTESDÓTTIR, Queen of Sweden

  • Married (1): Before 985
  • Married (2): Abt 1000

  Research Notes:

Snorre names Sigrid as daughter of "Skoglar" Toste and refers to her marriage to "the Swedish king, Eirik the Victorious". Saxo Grammaticus names "Syritha" as mother of "Erici filius Olavus". The Fagrskinna names Sigrid, mother of King Olof, as daughter of Skoglar-Tosta. Morkinskinna names "Sigridr en stórráda" as mother of "the lady Ástrídr…sister of two kings, Knútr the Great and Óláfr the Swede" who married "Jarl Úlfr sprakaleggr".

Note, however, that Thietmar refers to the mother of "filiis Suenni" as "Miseconis filia ducis, soror Bolizlavi successori eius". Europäische Stammtafeln names her "Šwiętosława [Gunhild] of Poland", although there is no indication of the basis for this suggested Polish name, and states that she married firstly Erik "Segersäll/the Victorious" King of Sweden, as his second wife. This latter suggestion is implausible as it would mean that both of King Erik's wives were in turn married to Svend King of Denmark, numerous primary sources attesting that the latter's second wife Sigrid "Storråda/the Haughty" was the widow of King Erik. 1

  Marriage Information:

Sigrid married Erik IV "Segersäll/the Victorious" BJORNSSON, King of Sweden, said to have been a son of Björn III "the Old" ERIKSSON, King of Svithjod, before 985. (Erik IV "Segersäll/the Victorious" BJORNSSON died in May 994 in Uppsala, Sweden.)

  Marriage Information:

Sigrid also married Sveyn I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" HARALDSSON, King of Denmark, Norway & England, son of Harald "Blåtand/Bluetooth" GORMSSON, King of Denmark and Gyrithe ÓLÁFSDOTTÍR, Queen of Denmark, about 1000. The marriage ended in divorce. (Sveyn I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" HARALDSSON was born about 960 in Denmark, died on 3 Feb 1013/4 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England and was buried in Hellig Trefoldigheds Kirke, Roskilde, Denmark.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Sigrid.

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