Person:Harald I of Norway (1)

Harald I "Fairhair" , of Norway
b.abt 850 Norway
d.abt 933 Norway
Facts and Events
Name Harald I "Fairhair" , of Norway
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 850 Norway
Title (nobility)[1] abt 872 Coronation as King of Norway, foundation of Fairhair dynasty
Death[1] abt 933 Norway

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Harald Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr hárfagri, Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre; c. 850 – c. 932) was remembered by medieval historians as the first King of Norway. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, he reigned from c. 872 to 930. Most of his life remains uncertain, since the extant accounts of his life in the sagas were set down in writing around three centuries after his lifetime. A few remnants of skaldic praise poems attributed to contemporary court poets exist which seem to refer to Haraldr's victories against opponents in Norway. The information supplies in these poems is inconsistent with the tales in the sagas in which they are transmitted, and the sagas themselves often disagree on the details of his background and biography. Two of his sons, Eric Bloodaxe and Haakon the Good, succeeded Harald to become kings after his death.

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  2.   HARALD, son of HALFDAN "Swarti/the Black" King of Vestfold & his second wife Ragnhild ([853/54] or 860-Hogaland 933, 934 or 940, bur Haugar in Karmtsund, near the church in Haugesund), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.