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King of Norway Olaf I TRYGGVASON

Male 963 - 1000  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name King of Norway Olaf I TRYGGVASON 
    Born Between 960 and 963  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name King of Norway Olav I 
    Died 1000  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1244  Conrad Jenssen Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Tryggve OLAFSSON,   d. 963 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Astrid EIRIKSDOTTIR 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Queen of Norway Thyra HARALDSDATTER,   b. Abt 947, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1000, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
     1. Harald OLAFSSON,   b. Abt 999,   d. Abt 1000  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GEIRA,   d. Bef 984 
    Family ID F838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Quenn GYDA 
    Married 988 
    Family ID F839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Olaf Tryggvason (Old Norse: Óláfr Tryggvason, Norwegian: Olav Tryggvason), (960s – September 9? 1000), was King of Norway from 995 to 1000. He was the son of Tryggve Olafsson, king of Viken, (Vingulmark and Ranrike), and the great-grandson of Harald Fairhair, first King of Norway.

      Olaf played an important part in the conversion of the Vikings to Christianity. He is said to have built the first church in Norway (in 995) and to have founded the city of Trondheim (in 997). A statue of Olav Tryggvason is located in the city's central plaza.

      The information we have about the historical Olaf is sparse. He is mentioned in some contemporary English sources[1], and some skaldic poems. The oldest narrative source mentioning him briefly is Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum (c. 1070). In the 1190s, two sagas of Olaf Tryggvason were written in Iceland, by Oddr Snorrason and Gunnlaugr Leifsson. Snorri Sturluson gives an extensive account of Olaf in Heimskringla, (c. 1230), using Oddr Snorrason's saga as his main source. The accuracy of these late sources is not taken at face value by modern historians and their validity is a topic of some debate.[2] The following account is mainly based on the late saga sources.

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