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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300
 

1. Kings of Norway

 
a. Eysteinn II Haraldsson (r. 1142-57) (KEG)
b. Eysteinn I Magnússon (r. 1103-23) (KEG)
c. Hákon IV Hákonarson (r. 1217-63) (KEG)
d. Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62) (KEG)
e. Hákon Þórisfóstri Magnússon (r. 1093-4) (KEG)
f. Haraldr IV gilli(-kristr) Magnússon (r. 1130-6) (KEG)
g. Haraldr III harðráði Sigurðarson (Hharð) (r. 1046-66) (KEG)
h. Ingi I Haraldsson (r. 1136-61) (KEG)
i. Magnús III berfœttr Óláfsson (Mberf) (r. 1093-1103) (KEG)
j. Magnús IV inn blindi Sigurðarson (r. 1130-5; 1137-9) (KEG)
k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84) (KEG)
l. Magnús I inn góði Óláfsson (Mgóð) (r. 1035-47) (KEG)
m. Magnús VI lagabœtir Hákonarson (r. 1263-80) (KEG)
n. Óláfr III kyrri Haraldsson (r. 1067-93) (KEG)
o. Óláfr Magnússon (r. 1103-15) (KEG)
p. Sigurðr I jórsalafari Magnússon (Sjórs) (r. 1103-30) (KEG)
q. Sigurðr II munnr Haraldsson (r. 1136-55) (KEG)
r. Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon (Slembir) (r. 1136-9) (KEG)
s. Sverrir I Sigurðarson (r. 1177-1202) (KEG)

(Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 > 8. Introduction > 5. Biographies > 1. Royal Biographies > 1. Kings of Norway > e. Hákon Þórisfóstri Magnússon (r. 1093-4))

e. Hákon Þórisfóstri Magnússon (r. 1093-4) (KEG)

Saga: Mberf (Ágr, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, Mork, Theodoricus).

Hákon was the son of Magnús Haraldsson and the grandson of Haraldr harðráði (see Genealogy II.2 in ÍF 28). He was fostered by Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson (SteigÞ), hence his nickname Þórisfóstri ‘Foster-son of Þórir’. Hákon ruled Norway with his cousin, Magnús berfœttr, from 1093 until his death in February 1094. See Theodoricus (MHN 59; McDougall and McDougall 1998, 47), Ágr (ÍF 29, 42-3; Ágr 1995, 60-5), Mork (Mork 1928-32, 297-8; Andersson and Gade 2000, 285-6), Fsk (ÍF 29, 302-3; Finlay 2004, 241-2), Hkr (ÍF 28, 210-12; Hollander 1991, 668-70), H-Hr (Fms 7, 1‑4).

Events documented in poetry: The joint rule of Hákon and Magnús (Anon (Mberf) 1).

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