Ivar "Oplaendinge" HÁLFDANARSON
(Bef 780-870)
(Abt 785-)
Rögnvaldr (Ragnvald) GUDRODSSON of Agder
(Abt 806-)
Eystein "Glumra" IVARSSON, Earl of More
(Abt 800-Abt 830)
Rögnvaldr (Ragnvald) I "The Wise" EYSTEINSSON, Jarl of Marr...
(-Abt 894)


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1. Ragnhild (Hilda) HROLFSDÓTTIR

0. Unknown mistresses
  • Torf-Einar I RÖGNVALDSSON, Earl of Orkney (Orknøyjarl)+

Rögnvaldr (Ragnvald) I "The Wise" EYSTEINSSON, Jarl of Marr, 1st Jarl of Orkney 1

  • Born: Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
  • Married (1):
  • Died: Abt 894, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland

  Research Notes:

Orkneyinga Saga names “Eystein the Clatterer, father of the wise counsellor Earl Rognwald the Powerful…”, adding that “Earl Rognwald campaigned with King Harald Fine-Hair who gave him charge of North More, South More and Romsdale”. Snorre names "Ragnvald Earl of More, a son of Eystein Glumra" when recording that he had become a supporter of King Harald who had invested him with the districts of North More and Raumsdal. Snorre records that he was created Jarl of North and South Möre and of Raumsdal in Norway by Harald I "Hårfagre" King of Norway after his victory at Solskiel [869] against Hunthiof King of Möre and Nokve King of Raumsdal. Orkneyinga Saga and Snorre both record that King Harald granted Shetland and Orkney to Ragnvald in compensation for the death of his son Ivar. The Historia Norwegie records that "principi Rogwaldi" crossed the Solund Sea, destroyed the peoples of the Orkney islands, in the days of "Haraldi Comati regis…Norwegie". Orkneyinga Saga records that “Halfdan Long-Leg and Gudrod Gleam, King Harald´s sons by Snæfrid” attacked “Earl Rognvald of More, killed him and assumed his authority”. Snorre records that Ragnvald was ambushed in his hall and burned alive by Halfdan Haaleg and Gudred Liomi, two of King Harald's sons. 2

  Marriage Information:

Rögnvaldr married Ragnhild (Hilda) HROLFSDÓTTIR, daughter of Hrolf Nefja, Sea King and Unknown.


1 Ducs de Normandie, Normandie, Angleterre, Etienne Pattou, 2004, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ragnvald "the Wise".

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