Person:Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney (1)

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Magnus Erlendsson , Earl of Orkney
b.1075
d.abt 1115
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Name Magnus Erlendsson , Earl of Orkney
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1075
Death[1] abt 1115 aft Easter, Apr 16


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Saint Magnus, Earl Magnus Erlendsson of Orkney, sometimes known as Magnus the Martyr, was the first Earl of Orkney to bear that name, and ruled from 1108 to about 1115. His story is told in two sagas, Magnus' saga (the shorter and longer one) and one legend, Legenda de sancto Magno.

Magnus's grandparents, Earl Thorfinn and his wife Ingibiorg Finnsdottir, had two sons, Erlend and Paul, who were twins. Through Ingibiorg's father Finn Arnesson and his wife, the family was related to the Norwegian Kings Olav II and Harald II.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).