Person:Harald I of Norway (1)

Harald I "Fairhair" _____, of Norway
b.Abt 850 Norway
d.Abt 933 Norway
  1. Harald I "Fairhair" _____, of NorwayAbt 850 - Abt 933
  1. Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf _____ - 934
  2. Bjørn Farmann "The Merchant" _____, Prince of Norway900 - Abt 927
  1. Ulfljotr Haraldsson918 -
  2. Haakon I of NorwayAbt 920 - 961
  1. Eric Bloodaxe _____Abt 895 - 954
  1. Dag Haraldsson
  2. Ring Haraldsson904 - 1004
  3. Gudrød Skirja908 -
  1. Sigurd Rese of Norway _____
  2. Ragnvald Rettilbeine876 -
  3. Ragnar Rykkel902 -
  4. Gudrød Ljome
  5. Halvdan Hålegg
Facts and Events
Name Harald I "Fairhair" _____, of Norway
Alt Name Harald I Halfdansson, King of Norway
Alt Name Harald "Fairhair" _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 850 Norway
Alt Birth? 860 Hedemark, Norway
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Marriage to Svanhild Eysteinsdatter _____
Marriage to Åsa Håkonsdttr _____
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Tora Mosterstong _____
Marriage to Ragnhild Eiriksdotter
Marriage to Gyda Eiriksdatter
Marriage to Åshild Ringsdatter
Marriage to Snøfrid Svåsesdotter
Title (nobility)[1] Abt 872 Coronation as King of Norway, foundation of Fairhair dynasty
Death[1] Abt 933 Norway
Burial? Hauko, Rogaland, Norway
Other? 933 Abdicated
Reference Number? Q206123?

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Harald I Fairhair ( ; ; Modern Icelandic:  ; putatively  850 –  932) was a Norwegian king. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, he reigned from  872 to 930 and was the first King of Norway. Supposedly, two of his sons, Eric Bloodaxe and Haakon the Good, succeeded Harald to become kings after his death.

Much of Harald's biography is uncertain. A couple of praise poems by his court poet Þorbjörn Hornklofi survive in fragments, but the extant accounts of his life come from sagas set down in writing around three centuries after his lifetime. His life is described in several of the Kings' sagas, none of them older than the twelfth century. Their accounts of Harald and his life differ on many points, but it is clear that in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Harald was regarded as having unified Norway into one kingdom.

Since the nineteenth century, when Norway was in a personal union with Sweden, Harald has become a national icon of Norway and a symbol of independence. Though the king's sagas and medieval accounts have been critically scrutinised during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Harald maintains a reputation as the father of the Norwegian nation. At the turn of the 21st century, a few historians have tried to argue that Harald Fairhair did not exist as a historical figure.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harald I of Norway, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.