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k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84) (KEG)Sagas: MErl (Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr), Sv.
Magnús Erlingsson, the son of Erlingr skakki and Kristín, the daughter of Sigurðr jórsalafari (see Genealogies II.3 and XII in ÍF 28), was elected king of Norway in 1161 at the age of ﬁve and crowned king in 1164. He died at the battle of Fimreite, Sogndal, Norway, against Sverrir Sigurðarson (15 June 1184). See Fsk (ÍF 29, 342-64; Finlay 2004, 276-95), Hkr (ÍF 28, 373-417; Hollander 1991, 789-821), H-Hr (Fms 7, 278-326), Sv (ÍF 30, 6-154). See also Anon Nkt 52, 61-4, Knýtl (ÍF 35, 308; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1986, 170-1), Orkn (ÍF 34, 237, 290; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1987, 181-2, 218).
Events documented in poetry: The battle of Ilevollene against Sverrir Sigurðarson in 1180 (Anon (Sv) 1-3); Magnús’s looting of Sverrir’s stronghold in Trondheim in November 1181 (HSn Lv 1-2); his travelling to Bergen in 1184 (Máni Lv 1); an amusing anecdote at his court earlier the same year (Máni Lv 2-3).
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