Person:Sigurd the Stout (1)

Sigurd "the Stout"
d.23 Apr 1014
Facts and Events
Name Sigurd "the Stout"
Alt Name Jarl Siguard
Alt Name[2] Sigurd of Scotland
Alt Name Jarl Sigurd Hlodvirsson
Alt Name Sigurd II , Jarl of Orkney
Alt Name Sigurd Driga, Jarl Of Orkney
Alt Name Earl Sigurd Orkney Islands
Gender Male
Birth? 0930 Islands,,Orkney,Scotland
Alt Birth? 0965 Orkney,Isles,Orkney,Scotland
Alt Marriage 1005 to Olith of Alba
Alt Marriage 1008 to Olith of Alba
Death[3] 23 Apr 1014
Alt Death? 23 Apr 1014 Clontarf,,Dublin,Ireland
Alt Death? 23 Apr 1014 Somme, Picardie, France
Reference Number? Q614802?
Marriage ABT 1018 to Olith of Alba

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Sigurd Hlodvirsson (circa 960 – 23 April 1014), popularly known as Sigurd the Stout from the Old Norse Sigurðr digri, was an Earl of Orkney. The main sources for his life are the Norse Sagas, which were first written down some two centuries or more after his death. These engaging stories must therefore be treated with caution rather than as reliable historical documents.

Sigurd was the son of Hlodvir Thorfinnson and (according to the Norse sagas) a direct descendent of Torf-Einarr Rognvaldson. Sigurd's tenure as earl was apparently free of the kin-strife that beset some other incumbents of this title and he was able to pursue his military ambitions over a wide area. He also held lands in the north of mainland Scotland and in the Sudrøyar, and he may have been instrumental in the defeat of Gofraid mac Arailt, King of the Isles. The Annals of Ulster record his death at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, the earliest known reference to the earldom of Orkney.

The saga tales draw attention to Sigurd's conversion to Christianity and his use of a totemic raven banner, a symbol of the Norse God Odin. This ambiguous theme and the lack of detailed contemporary records of his life have led to a variety of interpretations of the saga material by modern scholars.

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  1.   Sigurd the Stout, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral File (R) (14). (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).
  3. Sigurd II, Jarl of Orkney, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.