Harald sigurdsson

harald sigurdsson

Who is Harald Sigurdsson?

Harald Sigurdsson ( Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurðarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066), given the epithet Hardrada ( Old Norse: harðráði, modern Norwegian: Hardråde, roughly translated as stern counsel or hard ruler) in the sagas, was King of Norway (as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066.

Is Harald Sigurdsson based on a true story?

Harald Sigurdsson is based on Harald Hardrada, King of Norway. He is revered in Viking history for his claim to both the Danish and English thrones. He was King of Norway from 1046 to 1066. Before becoming king, he spent fifteen years in exile as a mercenary in Kievan Rus and in the Byzantine Empire.

What is the meaning of Haraldur Sigurðsson?

The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Haraldur. However, since he is internationally active, Sigurdsson may also be correct. Haraldur Sigurðsson (born May 31, 1939) is an Icelandic volcanologist and geochemist .

Why did Harald Sigurdsson try to take the English throne?

Harald Sigurdsson (Hardrada) In 1066 Harald was visited by Harold Godwineson’s brother Tostig who suggested that Harald should try to take the English throne. Harald had a claim to the English throne because Edward the Confessor, who had died childless in January 1066, had seized the English throne back from the Norwegian Harthacnut in 1042.

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