Person:Sigurd Eysteinsson (8)

Sigurd I "The Mighty" Eysteinsson
Facts and Events
Name Sigurd I "The Mighty" Eysteinsson
Gender Male
Birth? abt 832 Mære, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Death? abt 892 Orkney Islands, Scotland
Ancestral File Number FLGS-8S
Other?  No accepted mother?
Burial? Sydero, Dornoch Firth


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Sigurd Eysteinsson (aka Sigurd the Mighty, ruled circa 875–892) was the second Viking Earl of Orkney, who succeeded his brother Rognvald Eysteinsson. He was a leader in the Viking conquest of what is now northern Scotland. Bizarrely, he was killed by the severed head of one his enemies, Máel Brigte, who may have been mórmaer of Moray.[1] Sigurd strapped Máel Brigte's head to his saddle as a trophy of conquest, and as he rode, Máel Brigte's teeth grazed against Sigurd's leg. The wound became infected and Sigurd died.

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  1.   Sigurd Eysteinsson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).