Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson 1 2a

Nom de naissance Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson
Nom de naissance Halfdan à la Jambe Blanche
Nom de naissance Hálfdan hvítbeinn
Identifiant Gramps I3516
Genre masculin
Âge au décès environ 30 ans


Halfdan Whiteshanks (Old Norse: Hálfdan hvítbeinn) was a mythical petty king in Norway, described in Ynglinga saga. The following description is based on the account in Ynglinga saga, written in the 1220s by Snorri Sturluson. The historicity of the kings described in that saga is generally not accepted by modern historians.

He was the son of Olof Trätälja of the House of Yngling. His father was sacrificed to Odin by the Swedish settlers in Värmland because of a famine. Some Swedes, however, realised that the famine was brought by overpopulation and not by the fact that the king had been neglecting his religious duties.

Consequently, they resolved to cross the Ed Forest and settle in Norway and happened to end up in Soleyar where they killed king Sölve and took Halfdan prisoner. The Swedish expatriates elected Halfdan king as he was the son of their old king, Olof. Halfdan subjugated all of Soleyar and took his army into Romerike and subjugated that province as well.

Halfdan was to become a great king, who married Åsa, the daughter of king Eystein, the ruler of Oppland and Hedmark. They had two sons, Öystein Halfdansson and Gudröd.

Halfdan conquered a large part of Hedemark, Toten, Hadeland and a part of Vestfold. When his brother Ingjald Olofsson died, he inherited Värmland. Halfdan died of old age in Toten and was transported to Vestfold where he was buried under a mound in Skiringssal.

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Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E2779] vers 685      
Décès [E2780] vers 715 Toten, Norvège    


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson [I1741]vers 660
Mère Solveig Halvdansdotter [I3510]
         Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson vers 685 vers 715
    La sœur (germaine)     Ingjald Olavsson [I2391]
Beau-père Solve Halvdansson [I2404]
         Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson vers 685 vers 715 (Adoption, Inconnu)


Famille de Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson et Aasa Oeysteinsdatter [F1206]

Inconnu Conjoint Aasa Oeysteinsdatter [I3542] ( * vers 680 + vers 718 )
Nom Naissance Décès
Gudrød Halvdansson [I2389]
Eystein Halvdansson [I4922]vers 702après 755

Références des sources

  1. Idar Lind: Norse mythology / Viking age by Idar Lind [S0082]
  2. Wikipedia [S0052]
      • Page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfdan_Hvitbeinn