Harald Grenske Gudrødsson 1 2 3

Nom de naissance Harald Grenske Gudrødsson
Nom de naissance Harald Grenski
Identifiant Gramps I4168
Genre masculin
Âge au décès environ 48 ans


Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E5416] vers 947      
Décès [E5417] 995      
Note sur l'événement



Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Gudröd Bjornsson [I4167]vers 962
Mère Cecilia [I4169]
         Harald Grenske Gudrødsson [I4168] vers 947 995


    Famille de Harald Grenske Gudrødsson et Åsta Gudbrandsdatter [F2102]
Mariés Femme Åsta Gudbrandsdatter [I4170] ( * vers 977 + vers 1025 )
Nom Naissance Décès
Saint Olaf II le Grand Haraldsson de Norvège [I2615]99529. juillet 1030


Harald Grenski (10th century) was the son of Gudrød Bjørnsson. Gudrød was a grandson of Harald Fairhair, and the king of Vestfold.

Harald's cognomen Grenski is due to his being raised in the district of Grenland, Norway. His father was slain when Harald was only 11 years old, by the sons of Gunnhild (i.e. Harald Greyhide and his brothers). Harald fled to Oppland and from there to Sweden, where he stayed with the powerful strongman Skagul Toste. He spent the summers pillaging as a Viking.

When the sons of Gunnhild had been banished, Harald Grenske followed Harald Bluetooth and Haakon Sigurdsson to Norway, and under Danish sovereignty, Harald became the king of Vestfold and Agder. He married Asta, the daughter of Gudbrand Kula, but abandoned her to woo Sigrid the Haughty, the daughter of Skagul Toste.

As Sigrid found him too eager with his entreaties, she had him burnt to death inside a house. His widow, Asta, promptly gave birth to the son Olaf the Stout, a future king of Norway, and was later remarried to Sigurd Syr, the king of Ringerike.

Recent scholarship has questioned the historicity of Harald.

[source Wikipedia]

Arbre généalogique

  1. Gudröd Bjornsson [I4167]
    1. Cecilia [I4169]
      1. Harald Grenske Gudrødsson
        1. Åsta Gudbrandsdatter [I4170]
          1. Saint Olaf II le Grand Haraldsson de Norvège [I2615]


Références des sources

  1. Charles Cawley: Medieval Lands - Foundation for Medieval Genealogy [S0099]
  2. Idar Lind: Norse mythology / Viking age by Idar Lind [S0082]
  3. Wikipedia [S0052]