Facts and Events
||// Gudrod, Prince of Norway
||bet abt 960 and 965
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Gudrød Bjørnsson was the son of Bjørn Farmann, the king of Vestfold, and a grandson of Harald Fairhair. Gudrød was the father of Harald Grenske, and the paternal grandfather of Saint Olaf.
After Gudrød's father had been killed by Eric Bloodaxe, he lived with his uncle Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf, the king of Vingulmark. Olaf rebelled against Bloodaxe, but was killed in battle, and so Gudrød had to escape to Oppland.
When Haakon the Good had become king, Gudrød was given Vestfold, his father's kingdom, as a fief.
Gudrød was slain in the vicinity of Tønsberg, by Harald Greyhide, who feared a rebellion from his subordinate kings.
- Gudrød Bjørnsson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ GUDRÖD Bjornsson, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.