Person:Skagul Toste (1)

Skagul Toste
b.Abt 920
Facts and Events
Name[1] Skagul Toste
Unknown Skoglar-Toste
Alt Name[2] Skoglar Tosti
Alt Name Skogultoste, Høvding i Sverige
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 920
Other[3] notat
Reference Number? Q2341762?
Marriage to unknown

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Skoglar Toste or Skoglar Tosti (there are several variations) was a chieftain from the Swedish province of West Götaland. According to Snorri Sturluson, he was the father of Sigrid the Haughty. For some time he gave refuge to Harald Grenske, who later came back to woo Sigrid, only to be killed by her for his persistence. Toste is mentioned in several sagas, such as Heimskringla, and is said to have been the first to demand danegeld when he led a Viking army to England in 970. It is said that he collected great riches in England. Toste's great-grandson Stenkil became the King of Sweden in 1060.

His name skoglar, skauglar or skagul is due to his experience in battle (skagul is one of the many names for battle in Old Norse).

At Vallentuna, near Stockholm, the runestone of Orkesta (U 344) says:

in ulfr hafir onklati * Þru kialtakat Þit uas fursta Þis tursti * Þa ---Þurktil * Þa kalt knutr

Translation: "But Ulf has taken three danegelds in England. The first one was with Toste, the second one with Thorkel and the third one with Canute the Great".

Children according to the sagas

  1. Ulf Tostesson, a jarl.
  2. Sigrid the Haughty, queen of Sweden.
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  1. Skagul Toste, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 205.
  3. Levde 960.

    Skoglar-Toste var viking fra Götaland, en mektig sjøkriger.

    Harald Grenske tok sin tilflukt hos ham etter mordet på sin far, og deltok i hans vikingferder.

    Skoglar eller "Skågul" var ikke fyrste