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Gudrød Bjørnsson

Also Known As: "Guðröður Bjarnarson", "Gudrod Bjornson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vestfold, Norway
Death: Died in Tønsberg, Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Bjørn Haraldsson «The Merchant» Farmann and ??
Husband of Cecilie fra Vestfold
Father of Harald Gudrødsson Grenske

Occupation: Underkonge i Vestfold, småkonge i Vestfold, Viking King in Vestfold ?-968, Kung i Viken (=Bohuslän), Konge i Viken
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About Gudrød Bjørnsson

Gudrød Bjørnsson (Guðröður Bjarnarson) ca ?-963, PAM

(In English: Gudrod Bjornson)

King in part of Norway: Vestfold

http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=gb&emne=asatru&person=Gudr%F8d%20Bj%F8rnsson

FOSTER FATHER / STEPFATHER: Olav Haraldsson

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Gudroed Bjornsson is the son of Bjorn, King in Westfold.

Child of Gudroed Bjornsson and Cecilie (?)

-1. Harald Grenske, King of Westfold+ d. 995

Forrás:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p4289.htm#i42883

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Gudrød Bjørnsson var sønn av Bjørn Farmann, småkonge i Vestfold, og sønnesønn av Harald Hårfagre. Gudrød ble far til Harald Grenske og bestefar til Olav Digre, den senere Olav den hellige.

Etter at Gudrøds far Bjørn ble drept av Eirik Blodøks ble Gudrød boende hos sin onkel Olav Haraldsson Geirstadalf, småkonge i Vingulmark. Olav gjorde opprør mot Eirik Blodøks, men ble drept i kamp. Gudrød måtte flykte opp i Opplandene sammen med fosterbroren sin, Olav Geirstadalfs sønn Tryggve Olavsson.

Da Håkon den gode ble konge fikk Gudrød Vestfold, hans fars område, som len av kongen. Da Harald Gråfell ble konge var det mange menn i Norge som mente at de var av vel så stor ætt som Harald. I følge Håkon jarls saga var det en gang mange menn samlet for å drikke utferdsøl, og det ble «et svært drikkelag, og det ble sagt mye over drikken». En hevdet at Harald var den fremste av alle, og da ble Gudrød sint og sa at han ikke sto tilbake for Harald i noe. Snart ble begge sint og grep etter våpen. «Men folk som hadde mer vett og var mindre full, stagget dem og gikk imellom, og hver gikk til sine skip,» sier sagaen.

Hendelsen var nok til at Harald og Gudrød ikke kunne stole på hverandre. Kort tid etter blir Tryggve Olavsson umotivert drept av Gudrøds menn da de forbereder seg til å dra i viking. Rett etter kom Harald Gråfell seilende inn Viken, omringet huset til Gudrød og da han kom ut sammen med mennene sine ble det en kort kamp før han ble drept.

Det nevnes ikke hvem Gudrød ble gift med, annet enn at hun var av «god ætt slik som høvelig var» og at de fikk en sønn som het Harald.

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Marriage: Unknown

Died: Between 963 and 968, Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway

Cause of his death was he was killed.

General Notes:

Gudrød var konge i Vestfold etter at hans far, Bjørn Farmann, ble drept. Senere var han konge i Viken. Han fikk sitte med styret sammen med sin fetter, Trygve Olavsson, mens Håkon Adalsteinsfostre ("den Gode") var rikskonge.

From Snorre Sturlasson: Håkon the Good's Saga:

"2. KING HAKON'S PROGRESS THROUGH THE COUNTRY.

Early in winter (935), the king went to the Uplands, and summoned the people to a Thing; and there streamed all to him who could come. He was proclaimed king at every Thing; and then he proceeded eastward to Viken, where his brother's sons, Trygve and Gudrod, and many others, came unto him, and complained of the sorrow and evil his brother Eirik had wrought. The hatred to King Eirik grew more and more, the more liking all men took to King Hakon; and they got more boldness to say what they thought. King Hakon gave Trygve and Gudrod the title of kings, and the dominions which King Harald had bestowed on their fathers. Trygve got Ranrike and Vingulmark, and Gudrod, Vestfold; but as they were young, and in the years of childhood, he appointed able men to rule the land for them. He gave them the country on the same conditions as it had been given before, -- that they should have half of the scat and revenues with him. Towards spring King Hakon returned north, over the Uplands, to Throndhjem."

Gudrød was killed in Tønsberg by the deceit of Gunhild - the son, probably, of Harald Gråfeld.

From Snorre Sturlasson: Saga of King Harald Grafeld and of Earl Hakon Son of Sigurd:

"9. KING TRYGVE OLAFSON'S MURDER.

It happened one harvest (A.D. 962) that Earl Hakon, on a journey in the Uplands, came to Hedemark; and King Trygve Olafson and King Gudrod Bjornson met him there, and Dale-Gudbrand also came to the meeting. They had agreed to meet, and they talked together long by themselves; but so much only was known of their business, that they were to be friends of each other. They parted, and each went home to his own kingdom. Gunhild and her sons came to hear of this meeting, and they suspected it must have been to lay a treasonable plot against the kings (Gunnhild's sons); and they often talked of this among themselves. ..."

"10. KING GUDROD'S FALL.

King Harald sailed far outside of the rocks and isles; but set his course to Viken, and came in the night-time to Tunsberg, and heard that Gudrod Bjornson was at a feast a little way up the country. Then King Harald set out immediately with his followers, came in the night, and surrounded the house. King Gudrod Bjornson went out with his people; but after a short resistance he fell, and many men with him. Then King Harald joined his brother King Gudrod, and they subdued all Viken."

 Noted events in his life were:

• He was a King in Vestfold.

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Gudrød Bjørnsson

Gudrød Bjørnsson var sønn av Bjørn Farmann, småkonge i Vestfold, og sønnesønn av Harald Hårfagre. Gudrød ble far til Harald Grenske og bestefar til Olav Digre, den senere Olav den hellige.

Etter at Gudrøds far Bjørn ble drept av Eirik Blodøks ble Gudrød boende hos sin onkel Olav Haraldsson Geirstadalf, småkonge i Vingulmark. Olav gjorde opprør mot Eirik Blodøks, men ble drept i kamp. Gudrød måtte flykte opp i Opplandene sammen med fosterbroren sin, Olav Geirstadalfs sønn Tryggve Olavsson.

Da Håkon den gode ble konge fikk Gudrød Vestfold, hans fars område, som len av kongen. Da Harald Gråfell ble konge var det mange menn i Norge som mente at de var av vel så stor ætt som Harald. I følge Håkon jarls saga var det en gang mange menn samlet for å drikke utferdsøl, og det ble «et svært drikkelag, og det ble sagt mye over drikken». En hevdet at Harald var den fremste av alle, og da ble Gudrød sint og sa at han ikke sto tilbake for Harald i noe. Snart ble begge sint og grep etter våpen. «Men folk som hadde mer vett og var mindre full, stagget dem og gikk imellom, og hver gikk til sine skip,» sier sagaen.

Hendelsen var nok til at Harald og Gudrød ikke kunne stole på hverandre. Kort tid etter blir Tryggve Olavsson umotivert drept av Gudrøds menn da de forbereder seg til å dra i viking. Rett etter kom Harald Gråfell seilende inn Viken, omringet huset til Gudrød og da han kom ut sammen med mennene sine ble det en kort kamp før han ble drept.

Det nevnes ikke hvem Gudrød ble gift med, annet enn at hun var av «god ætt slik som høvelig var» og at de fikk en sønn som het Harald.

Hentet fra «http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Bj%C3%B8rnsson»

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gudrød Bjørnsson

Viking King in Vestfold

Reign ? – 968

Coronation none

Born ?

Birthplace Norway

Died 968

Place of death Norway

Predecessor none

Successor Harald Grenske

Wives ?

various concubines

Offspring Sons include:

Harald Grenske

Dynasty Fairhair dynasty

Father Bjørn Farmann

Mother unknown

Gudrød Bjørnsson was the son of Bjørn Farmann, the king of Vestfold, and consequently a grandson of Harald Fairhair. Gudrød was the father of Harald Grenske, and the paternal grandfather of Saint Olaf.

After Gudrød's father had been killed by Eric Bloodaxe, he lived with his uncle Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf, the king of Vingulmark. Olaf rebelled against Bloodaxe, but was killed in battle, and so Gudrød had to escape to Oppland.

When Haakon the Good had become king, Gudrød was given Vestfold, his father's kingdom, as a fief.

Gudrød was slain in the vicinity of Tønsberg, by Harald Greyhide, who feared a rebellion from his subordinate kings.

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Gudrød Bjørnsson was the son of Bjørn Farmann, the king of Vestfold, and consequently a grandson of Harald Fairhair. Gudrød was the father of Harald Grenske, and the paternal grandfather of Saint Olaf.

After Gudrød's father had been killed by Eric Bloodaxe, Gudrød lived with his uncle Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf, the king of Vingulmark. Olaf rebelled against Eric Bloodaxe, but was killed in battle, and so Gudrød had to escape to Oppland.

When Haakon the Good had become king, Gudrød was given Vestfold, his father's kingdom, as a fief.

Gudrød was slain in the vicinity of Tønsberg, by Harald Greyhide, who feared a rebellion from his subordinate kings.

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Gudrød Bjørnsson was the son of Bjørn Farmann, the king of Vestfold, and consequently a grandson of Harald Fairhair. Gudrød was the father of Harald Grenske, and the paternal grandfather of Saint Olaf.

After Gudrød's father had been killed by Eric Bloodaxe, he lived with his uncle Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf, the king of Vingulmark. Olaf rebelled against Bloodaxe, but was killed in battle, and so Gudrød had to escape to Oppland.

When Haakon the Good had become king, Gudrød was given Vestfold, his father's kingdom, as a fief.

Gudrød was slain in the vicinity of Tønsberg, by Harald Greyhide, who feared a rebellion from his subordinate kings

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Gudrød Bjørnsson was the son of Bjørn Farmann, the king of Vestfold, and consequently a grandson of Harald Fairhair. Gudrød was the father of Harald Grenske, and the paternal grandfather of Saint Olaf.

After Gudrød's father had been killed by Eric Bloodaxe, Gudrød lived with his uncle Olaf Haraldsson Geirstadalf, the king of Vingulmark. Olaf rebelled against Eric Bloodaxe, but was killed in battle, and so Gudrød had to escape to Oppland.

When Haakon the Good had become king, Gudrød was given Vestfold, his father's kingdom, as a fief.

Gudrød was slain in the vicinity of Tønsberg, by Harald Greyhide, who feared a rebellion from his subordinate kings.

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